Gartner Research

High-Tech Industry Supply Chain Outlook, 2015

Published: 29 January 2015

ID: G00272096

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard


Digital business growth is a driving force for supply chain change. It's expanding portfolios, disrupting ecosystems and enjoining innovation. By coupling new technologies with new approaches to create value, high-tech CSCOs will be positioned to initiate essential changes in their supply chains.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Accelerating changes from traditional product-centric portfolios to customer-centric digital solutions are compelling high-tech CSCOs to rethink how their supply chains contribute to value creation and value capture
  • As high-tech organizations increasingly leverage M&As to develop digital businesses, CSCOs put the ability of their companies to maximize success from these ventures at risk if they don't successfully meld existing and acquired supply chains
  • High-tech CSCOs unable to adapt their supply chains through sustainable process innovation risk failing as a result of the significant disruptions digital technology is introducing to their businesses
  • Rapidly changing digital business opportunities, coupled with the dependence of SCOs on emerging digital technologies, will challenge high-tech CSCOs to find talent with the required expertise

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