Chief Supply Chain Officer

Supply chain leaders can transform their function, management and process

4 Tactics for CSCOs to Shift Manufacturing From a Cost of Doing Business to a Competitive Weapon

Chief supply chain officers must adopt four specific tactics to move manufacturing from a cost center to an efficiency enabler and growth generator:

  • Synchronize smart factories with existing processes from end to end.
  • Reshape manufacturing strategy by including stakeholders from other functions.
  • Develop a digital strategy based on contextualized data and existing IT systems.
  • Broaden the scope of the production ecosystem.

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    Foster innovation and profitability in a disruptive environment

    Business models change rapidly, requiring flexible and responsive supply chains. Many supply chain organizations can’t see the disruptions coming because information is fractured and disconnected. As a chief supply chain officer (CSCO), how do you cope with the pressure to foster innovation while delivering profitable business results? 

    Supply chain needs to align with business strategy: 49% of digital supply chain leaders define their capabilities based on executive direction related to business strategy.

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    Whether you’re trying to innovate your supply chain operations, enable a deep transformation or expand on your current digital initiatives, Gartner helps supply chain leaders determine how and where to concentrate your efforts, from technology to leadership, and deliver sustainable commercial success.

    This complimentary webinar looks at why today’s supply chain leaders embrace three key principles: Create and evolve purpose-driven organizations; enable and embrace business model transformation; and become a digital orchestrator.

    The global outbreak of COVID-19 is causing huge swings in demand across retail. CSCOs can take three actions to mitigate disruption and prepare the supply chain for the months to come

    CSCOs around the world must determine how to respond to potential shifts in U.S. trade policy. This research helps CSCOs, responsible for network strategy for the Americas, to evaluate contingency scenarios while continuing with business as usual.

    CSCOs responsible for supply chain strategy, leadership and governance must start pushing their teams now to make sure they are prepared to implement plans, make course corrections and are ready to accelerate out of each turn. View this infographic to learn more.

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