Best-in-Class Practices for Bimodal Supply Chains

FLEXE was recently included by Gartner along with Amazon and General Electric as a real-world example of a company that embraces Mode 2 of the bimodal strategy and we are providing the full Gartner report, “For Supply Chain Executives: The Bimodal Challenge”, as a complementary download for our readers.

Gartner defines Bimodal as “the practice of managing two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability; the other on exploration”.  By optimizing Mode 1 where strategies are well-understood, businesses can exploit what is predictable, meanwhile simultaneously in Mode 2 they can spend time exploring and experimenting to solve new problems and address areas of uncertainty.

In supply chains, the bimodal strategy is a powerful tool for addressing the widening divide between what supply chains provide and what businesses need.

Being “bimodal” allows supply chains to operate in two very different modes while exploiting the benefits of both.Click To Tweet Today’s market requires innovation for staying competitive and utilizing both mode 1 and mode 2 in a supply chain plays an essential role in digital transformation.

The report from Gartner includes topics such as what operating two modes looks like in real world supply chain, how to scale, and the differences between mode 1 and mode 2. It also features six organizational approaches to guide readers in successfully embracing mode 2 in their supply chain business operations.

Typically available to Gartner customers only, FLEXE has made the report “For Supply Chain Executives: The Bimodal Challenge” available for complementary download. Click here to get the report and learn how a bimodal supply chain can help your business optimize logistics.


For more Best Practices read our On-Demand Warehousing Best Practices for Warehouse Operators

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// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results