Implementing Network Design In-House to Reduce Costs

To respond to increasing network costs and expensive corrective actions, our client needed to create an effective network design strategy. Gartner helped the client carry out network design strategy in-house versus investing in software. This strategy helped the client save $1 million in expense and up to 15X in membership cost.

Most critical priority

The client was looking to determine whether it should go forward with buying software and doing network design work internally or using its external consultants to help it with the network analysis.

How Gartner helped

Gartner supported the client in developing an alternative pathway to accomplish objectives by better understanding business needs, achieving broader team alignment and developing a strategy that could be executed in-house. This helped our client validate the decision to not buy software to aid in network design. By leveraging our insights and advisory services, the client was able to increase supply chain agility while avoiding significant recurring expenses.

Business impact

With Gartner for Supply Chain Leaders, the client:

  • Increased visibility into business needs and determined value of project ownership
  • Identified benefits of strategic improvements through network redesign and cost-effective options to accomplish the project
  • Avoided costs and need for third party software to implement a network redesign inhouse