User Survey Analysis: Understanding Supply Chain Management Software Buyers, North America, 2011


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Gartner's fourth annual supply chain survey indicates renewed optimism in acquiring and deploying supply chain software. Vendors and investors should leverage this report to understand the key supply chain management business and technology issues affecting organizations.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Growth in Spending Mirrors 2007 Sentiment
    • Growth Initiatives Maturing as the Dominant Business Initiatives
    • Supply Chain Visibility, Analytics, and Warehouse and Transportation Management Systems Lead 2011 Demand
    • Demand Variability and Forecast Accuracy Leading Inhibitors to Realizing Supply Chain Goals
    • 2011 and 2012 Priorities Focus on Cost, Customer and Profitability
    • Shift in Sourcing Strategies Continues
    • Key Marketing Considerations
  • Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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