Surviving as a 21st-century supply chain requires operating as a demand-driven value network, according to Gartner, Inc. Orchestrating these value networks means supply chain executives must understand and adopt best practices in selecting, onboarding and managing supply chain outsourcing partners. Therefore, Gartner has identified eight best practices in supply chain outsourcing.
"Supply chain executives are starting to apply more comprehensive analysis to outsourcing decisions, such as factoring in agility, responsiveness and cost," said Michael Dominy, research director at Gartner. "Companies must focus on what they can do best and appropriately outsource activities that value chain partners can do better. This often means using one or more logistics, manufacturing or business process outsourcing (BPO) partners, instead of performing these supply chain activities themselves."
"Successful supply chain executives must be able to manage outsourcing partners. That's what we hear from our supply chain clients," Mr. Dominy said. "Based on this feedback and other Gartner research, we have identified eight key best practices that companies should leverage when outsourcing logistics, manufacturing or supply chain management business process outsourcing (SCM BPO). These best practices can help companies avoid some of the key pitfalls associated with supply chain outsourcing."
Seven Deadly Sins of IT Service Management Seven deadly sins to be avoided in order to optimize the business benefit of IT service management.
Ten USB Drive Security Best Practices Ten security practices all organizations should adopt and practice.
Top Five Mobile Cloud Predictions for Business Users Business users well understand where these two technologies are heading and what they expect to be able to make regular use of within the next year.
Embracing a digital supply chain not only drives greater agility, efficiency and innovation, it also creates business advantage for companies. ... More >>
Software development organizations are frequently stuck in the middle of conflicting business priorities, creating the perfect storm.... More >>
Transform your metrics programs and create a positive impact on IT services delivery.... More >>