Gartner Research

High-Tech Industry Supply Chain Outlook, 2017: Shock, Disruption and Opportunity

Published: 23 February 2017

ID: G00319729

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

Summary

High tech remains in a period of turbulence and transformation. This research can help CSCOs faced with unprecedented uncertainty, volatility and opportunity develop their "A" game — one that's agile, replete with analytical insight and anchored with aptitude for delivering superior outcomes.

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Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increasing uncertainty in the high-tech industry requires CSCOs to continually analyze complex and sometimes unfamiliar situations to take advantage of their best opportunities while avoiding unnecessary risk
  • Rapidly evolving digital technologies are driving a shift in demand from outright purchases to hosted "anything as a service" and putting CSCOs of linear, often siloed, supply chains at a disadvantage
  • As firms in every industry look to cutting-edge technology to facilitate their digital transformations and differentiate their product lines, the opportunities and challenges for CSCOs are accelerating

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