THE THREE STAGES OF SUPPLY CHAIN SEGMENTATION
The art and science of supply chain segmentation is evolving from a rather simple approach based on averages and aggregates, to a more scientific method that now hinges on advanced data capture, analytics and modeling.
Global enterprises realize that to compete they must develop and execute a smart supply chain segmentation strategy. Such strategies, when combined with process and operational standardization, create the essential foundation for the “plug-and-play” supply chain.
This business brief explores the segmentation maturity curve, and specifically looks at what make up the three stages of supply chain segmentation.