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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2016 Predictions

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2016 Predictions
Published: November 4, 2015 Content info: 16 Pages

This publication has been discontinued on January 4, 2018.

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This IDC study provides manufacturers with the top 10 predictions for their global supply chains. Each prediction is shaped by a common set of key drivers that provide a planning tool for technology leaders and their supply chain counterparts to use in their IT strategic planning efforts."The coming years will greatly alter the technology landscape for supply chain organizations. While the predictions offered here largely focus on the near term to midterm (2016-2020), the impact of many of these predictions will be felt for years to come. It is worthwhile to note that predictions are not finite but rather occur on a continuum of change within the wider ecosystem of the manufacturing industry and global economy," says Simon Ellis, VP, Global Supply Chain Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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Product Code: 259782

IDC FutureScape Figure

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

  • Summary of Key Drivers
  • IDC FutureScape Predictions
    • Prediction 1: By the End of 2016, Majority of All Manufacturers Will Be Actively Employing Commerce Networks in Their Supply Chains to Facilitate Demand, Supply, and the Development of New Products
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 2: By the End of 2018, 25% of Manufacturers Will Have Implemented a Micrologistics Strategy Within Part or All of Their Business to Support a More Distributed Inventory Management Strategy
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 3: By 2018, 75% of Manufacturers Will Coordinate Enterprisewide Planning Activities Under the Umbrella of Rapid Integrated Business Planning
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 4: By 2019, 50% of Manufacturers Will Have Modernized Their Logistics Network to Leverage 3D Printing, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing to Support Innovative Postponement Strategies
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 5: By 2020, Improvements in Enterprise Resiliency and Visibility Will Have Rendered Short-Term Forecasting Moot for 50% of All Consumer Products Manufacturers and 25% of All Others
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 6: By the End of 2016, One-Third of All Manufacturers Will Be Actively Integrating Their "Traditional" Supply Chain Processes with Product and Network Design, Manufacturing, and Service
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 7: By 2018, Required Visibility, Scalability, and Flexibility Across the Value Chain Will Drive 60% of Manufacturers to Invest in Cloud-Based WMS and TMS Solutions
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 8: By 2018, 40% of Manufacturers Will Be Investing in Robotics and Autonomous Guided Vehicles Within Their Warehousing Operations to Drive Automation into Their Fulfillment Processes
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 9: By 2018, Proliferation of Advanced, Purpose-Built, Analytic Applications Aligned to the IoT Will Result in 15% Productivity Improvements for Manufacturing Supply Chains
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 10: By 2020, 50% of the Operational Jobs in the Supply Chain Will Have Evolved into "Knowledge" Roles Required to Support New Technologies Like Cognitive Computing and Modern Robotics
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance

Essential Guidance

Key Drivers

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