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Identify New Supply Chain Planning Capabilities to Support Resilience Tactics

In today's unpredictable world, supply chain leaders are boosting the resilience of their networks. This change often increases network complexity, driving the need for more investment in advanced planning capabilities. By enhancing supply chain resilience and managing network complexity, businesses can effectively navigate challenges and ensure smoother operations.

This complimentary Gartner® report provides valuable insights on the impact of supply chain resiliency and top recommendations from Gartner®  Analyst Cristina Carvallo. Gartner states, "For supply chain planning leaders who have already deployed or are planning to deploy these network strategies to support resilience, this research provides actionable insights on the need for more robust planning capabilities."

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Key Takeaways for Effective Supply Chain Management

  • Leverage data analytics: Utilize supply chain analytics for improved decision-making and efficiency. This involves analyzing vast amounts of data to identify patterns and gain insights.
  • Adopt advanced technologies: Implement cognitive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance supply chain processes.
  • Ensure connectivity: Maintain a connected supply chain that collects data from various sources, including IoT devices and social media.
  • Focus on supplier management: Prioritize supplier selection, evaluation, and relationship management to ensure quality inputs at competitive prices within specified timelines.
  • Adopt Agile Implementation: Implement supply chain strategies in an agile manner for flexible and efficient operations. This will unlock significant value and benefits.
  • Strengthen orchestration: Improve planning processes by evaluating the positioning of discretionary inventory and capacity buffers.
  • Manage network supply locations better: Enhance advanced selection and balancing capabilities to achieve optimal supply locations.
  • Improve material planning capabilities:  Meet the demands of multi-sourcing for better planning.

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Gartner, Identify New Supply Chain Planning Capabilities to Support Resilience Tactics, Cristina Carvallo, 23 January 2024. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. 

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