Achieve Value Beyond Cost

Look at metrics interdependencies to make conscious trade-offs

Support an increasingly competitive marketplace

Supply chain leaders face continuous pressure to optimize costs while supporting increasing customer demands and agility. Yet in their endless pursuit of cost savings, companies often create unnecessary supplier risks — e.g., pushing away suppliers whose unique capabilities may be critical to their business success.

A lot of consumer products companies are pulling their customer-facing capabilities together into these cost-effective, centralized hubs. So they’re getting all the benefits of centralization, but they’re putting these very close to their customer bases.

Mark Atwood

Managing Vice President, Gartner Research & Advisory

How we address your top challenges

Supply chain leaders focused on sourcing and procurement must move beyond short-term cost management to leverage supplier capabilities to their maximum advantage in a structured and segmented fashion. This involves aligning sourcing strategies, driving stakeholder engagement and setting and communicating the right metrics internally and externally to drive the right behavior.

Build your digital strategy

Whether you’re trying to modernize your supply chain operations or deploy a digital transformation, only a deep mastery of technology and process improvement acumen will put you in the driver’s seat and give you an essential edge. 

Benchmarking and maturity assessments

Knowing exactly where your supply chain stands positions you to take thoughtful steps toward improvement. Benchmarking lets you compare your metrics against your peers, so you can gauge where you are and where you want to be.

Peer networking

Be certain you’re executing against the right plan in the most efficient way. Case studies from our expansive peer network let you validate your strategies against organizations inside and outside your industry.

A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains

The  lines between the physical and digital worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. Traditional markets are being redefined, customer expectations are constantly evolving and the very way daily tasks  are conducted are being rapidly transformed. Supply chains must now focus on effectively converging their foundational capabilities, with new and emerging digital strategies in order to not only compete, but also prosper and grow in this bold new era.

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