Gartner Research

Supply Chain Analytics Technology Solutions Fall Short of Meeting Users' Needs

Published: 16 December 2014

ID: G00272239

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy

Summary

Today, supply chain organizations are disappointed with the piecemeal capabilities offered by current analytics solutions. This research outlines the limitations of these solutions and provides technology vendors with recommendations to offer a solution that meets users' needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Lack of advanced analytics capabilities in visibility and control tower solutions puts the onus on supply chain user to predict and respond to future scenarios
  • Functionally siloed analytics from traditional supply chain technology vendors fail to offer users insights on end-to-end supply chain tradeoffs
  • Nascent demand for supply chain analytics has yet to compel more innovative non-supply-chain analytics vendors to offer users domain-specific functionality
  • The lack of operational analytics capabilities in supply chain modeling tools puts the burden of aligning execution with strategic decisions on the supply chain user

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