Gartner Research

High-Tech Industries Supply Chain Update, 2013

Published: 11 June 2013

ID: G00247702

Analyst(s): Stan Aronow , Matthew Davis

Summary

High-tech, consumer electronics and semiconductor supply chain leaders are challenged with delighting customers, while reducing costs in the face of increasing complexity. We explore how they can evolve their strategies and redesign their global supply networks for competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Competitive market forces require high-tech supply chain leaders to build customer-driven supply chains that enable the rapid introduction of holistic solutions
  • Increasing portfolio complexity is causing supply chain leaders in high-tech industries to influence trade-off decisions across the full product life cycle
  • Regulatory pressures, supply chain risk and inflating cost structures in traditionally low-cost sourcing locations are leading electronics OEMs to re-evaluate and restructure their global supply networks

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