Gartner Research

High-Tech Industry Supply Chain Outlook, 2016

Published: 09 February 2016

ID: G00294448

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

Summary

As high-tech firms increase their focus on providing customers' solutions, 2016 will become an inflection point for chief supply chain officers who act swiftly and innovatively to orchestrate synergies across digital ecosystems.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • High-tech companies that struggle with slim margins, high capital expenditures and complex supply chains are competing rather than collaborating with each other to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
  • Lack of a transparent and collaborative culture is limiting the ability of supply chains to develop an agile, integrated approach for addressing emerging trends
  • Digital business presents a threat to CSCOs managing overly complex, yet digitally na├»ve, supply chains

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