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What CSCOs, Strategists and Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know About Digital Business Impacts on Sourcing and Procurement

Published: 08 April 2016

ID: G00294492

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Ray Barger Jr


CSCOs, strategists and supply chain leaders understand that digital business will impact sourcing and procurement. This research summarizes the key impacts, what to do now to anticipate the changes and how to position supply management to drive digital business value.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The emerging digital business environment has supply chain leaders struggling to respond to LOB needs for simultaneous supply improvements in cost, speed and risk management
  • Digital business is driving intense executive pressure on supply chain leaders to enhance growth and reduce operational costs through the use of advanced analytics and automation
  • The IoT and digital business demands are compelling supply chain leaders to address advanced manufacturing technologies and smart machines

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