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This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IDC Manufacturing Insights' annual top 10 supply chain predictions.
"In the context of the 3D value chain, operational resiliency is clearly dependent upon being demand aware and data driven, but it is also about digital execution: leveraging data to broaden and extend 'supply chain intelligence'; so IDC Manufacturing Insights expects that for 2014, operational resilience will come to the forefront and underpin manufacturers supply chain strategy moving forward," says Simon Ellis, practice director, Global Supply Chain Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights.
Table of Contents
In This Study
Implications for the Supply Chain
Seven Years of Supply Chain Predictions: 2008-2013 and the Theme for 2014
How Did We Do with Our 2013 Predictions?
Prediction #1: Operational Resiliency Will Be the Focus of Supply Chain Strategies in 2014 and Beyond
Prediction #2: Supply Chain Technology Investment Will Involve Modernizing Existing Systems While also Trying New Approaches
Prediction #3: Volatile Demand and Extending Supply Will Put Pressure on Supply Networks to Be Closer to Demand
Prediction #4: The Need to Be Faster Will Require Manufacturers to Explore More Deeply Integrated Supply Chain Planning and Fulfillment Functions
Prediction #5: No Longer Exclusive to Consumer Industries, Manufacturers Will Look for Ways to Further Develop a "Demand Orientation" Through Demand Sensing and Capture
Prediction #6: Manufacturers Will Prioritize Risk and Resilience Capabilities, Particularly in Supply Chain Monitoring and Visibility
Prediction #7: Global Trade Management Will Mature as a Critical Capability in Managing Growth in Emerging Markets
Prediction #8: Manufacturers Will Renew Interest in the Data Management and Governance Organization in 2014
Prediction #9: In the Context of Procurement and Interest in Driving More Productive Collaboration, B2B Commerce Networks Will Become Anthropological "Dig Sites"
Prediction #10: Manufacturers Will Seek New Ways to Extract Data-Driven Value, Leveraging Mobile and Cloud for Access Anywhere, Anytime
Long-Term Planning Assumptions
Understand Key Supply Chain Capabilities
Table: Sample of Key Economic Measures, 2007-2013
Table: Top 10 Predictions Report Card, 2013
Figure: The 3D Value Chain
Figure: External and Internal Pressures on the Supply Chain
Figure: Global Sourcing Shifts
Figure: Integrated Supply Chain
Figure: Supply Chain Disruptions
Figure: Straw Man Data Management Organization
Figure: Business-to-Business Commerce Networks
Figure: Supply Chain Intelligence
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Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2014 Top 10 Predictions