Gartner Research

The Top Three Impacts of Cloud on Supply Chain Management

Published: 15 November 2013

ID: G00258150

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy

Summary

Cloud computing services, such as SaaS and business process as a service, can transform the business. Chief supply chain officers can use this research to understand the impact of these services, and how they can adopt them for a more resilient, efficient and differentiated value chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The need to acquire SCM capabilities faster is driving CSCOs to adopt cloud
  • The networked nature of supply chains is causing more supply chain organizations to use cloud solutions to integrate and collaborate with partners
  • Business model transformations are forcing supply chain organizations to incorporate BPaaS to support the delivery of additional or differentiated services

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