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Four Drivers Shape the Adoption of Supply Chain Analytics in 2013

Published: 15 February 2013

ID: G00247843

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


Supply chain analytics are top of mind for executives looking to emulate the leaders that have reaped the benefits of fact-based decision making. A confluence of factors will shape the adoption of supply chain analytics in 2013, from the big data deluge to a shortage in analytical talent.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Supply chain executives realize that a lack of data scientists stifles the wider adoption of supply chain analytics
  • The need for interactive analytics drives companies to demand better visualization capabilities in supply chain solutions
  • A company's emphasis on fact-based decision making drives a balanced focus on the analytical strength of the solution and the users' consumption of its output
  • The growing role of analytics in supply chains leads companies to devise a more cohesive strategy for managing traditional and big data

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