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Forecast Overview: Supply Chain Management, Worldwide, 2014 Update

Published: 06 August 2014

ID: G00264653

Analyst(s): Yanna Dharmasthira, Chad Eschinger , Colleen Graham


Supply chain's contribution to business growth and enhancing the customer experience remain notable priorities, with buyers' belief that supply chain is crucial to driving business growth. Primary business drivers requiring investment include supply chain visibility, scalability and flexibility.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Primary Business Drivers for Greater Supply Chain Visibility, Scalability and Flexibility Are Driving Interest in Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and the Internet of Things
    • Mobile — Supply Chain Organizations Have Yet to Develop Comprehensive Mobility Strategies
    • Analytics — Adoption Will Expand With Changes in Corporate Culture That Emphasize the Benefits of Fact-Based Decision Making
    • Cloud — A New Phenomenon for Most SCM Markets
    • IoT — It Elevates the Importance of Supply Chain Security
  • SCM — Buying Requirements for Many Users Have Shifted Toward Solutions Deemed Best of Breed
    • SCE — A Pressing Need to Be More Agile in Coping With Supply Chain Disruptions
    • SCP — Good Growth on the Backs of Companies' Needs to Drive More Integration, Efficiency and Effectiveness Across Their Supply Chains
    • Procurement — A Stable Segment as a Result of These Technologies' Proven Ability to Drive Savings

Foundational Assumptions

  • Buyer Behavior
  • Product Design and Pricing
  • Purchase Style
  • Functional Expansion and User Expansion
  • Company Adoption and User Adoption
  • Replacement Cycle
  • Exit Market

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • On-Premises Forecast
    • SaaS Forecast
    • Subscription/Hosted Forecast
    • Open-Source Software Forecast
    • SCM Revenue Forecast
  • Negotiated Factors
    • Price and Maintenance
  • Demand-Side Influencing Factors
    • Company and Unit Adoption
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion
    • Unit Expansion
    • Replacement
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors
  • Supply-Side Influencing Factors
    • Hardware and Software Technology Innovation
    • Technology Road Maps
    • Product Design and Pricing

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