This article details how to link supply chain planning to business and organizational strategies. Using the examples of Walmart, Target, Apple, and Tesla, I reveal how different companies compete in their respective markets, and the corresponding supply chain approaches that support such strategies. I also discuss the role of gap analysis and a subsequent capability plan in connecting planning to strategy, the importance of developing the right supply chain KPIs to track adherence to strategy, and how demand management and S&OP play a key role in supporting business ...

From Issue: From Theory to Practice: Converting Company Strategy to Flawless Execution
(Winter 2022-2023)

Learning From Tesla, Apple & Target: Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Enterprise Strategy