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Friday, July 29, 2011

Gartner's Value Chain Transformation Imperatives

A very good piece in the Informs Analytics Magazine.  I agree.  Have been recently involved in looking analytically at the transformation of major supply chain operations.   Lots of interesting opportunities always exist and can be quantitatively modeled.

" ... Organizations seeking to make the transition from supply chain to a demand-driven value network (DDVN) must look beyond traditional projects and the adoption of functional best practices, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts have identified four imperatives that supply chain leaders must address to make the change successfully.

“The case for value chain transformation has never been greater,” says Steve Steutermann, research vice president at Gartner. “Competing in today’s global markets requires companies to abandon internally focused supply chains and reorganize resources, processes and systems to support networks aligned for joint value creation.” ... "

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