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Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2014 Top 10 Predictions

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Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2014 Top 10 Predictions

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IDC Manufacturing Insights' annual top 10 supply chain predictions.

"In the context of the 3D value chain, operational resiliency is clearly dependent upon being demand aware and data driven, but it is also about digital execution: leveraging data to broaden and extend 'supply chain intelligence'; so IDC Manufacturing Insights expects that for 2014, operational resilience will come to the forefront and underpin manufacturers supply chain strategy moving forward," says Simon Ellis, practice director, Global Supply Chain Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights.

Table of Contents

Predictions

In This Study

Situation Overview

Implications for the Supply Chain

Seven Years of Supply Chain Predictions: 2008-2013 and the Theme for 2014

How Did We Do with Our 2013 Predictions?

Future Outlook

Prediction #1: Operational Resiliency Will Be the Focus of Supply Chain Strategies in 2014 and Beyond

Prediction #2: Supply Chain Technology Investment Will Involve Modernizing Existing Systems While also Trying New Approaches

Prediction #3: Volatile Demand and Extending Supply Will Put Pressure on Supply Networks to Be Closer to Demand

Prediction #4: The Need to Be Faster Will Require Manufacturers to Explore More Deeply Integrated Supply Chain Planning and Fulfillment Functions

Prediction #5: No Longer Exclusive to Consumer Industries, Manufacturers Will Look for Ways to Further Develop a "Demand Orientation" Through Demand Sensing and Capture

Prediction #6: Manufacturers Will Prioritize Risk and Resilience Capabilities, Particularly in Supply Chain Monitoring and Visibility

Prediction #7: Global Trade Management Will Mature as a Critical Capability in Managing Growth in Emerging Markets

Prediction #8: Manufacturers Will Renew Interest in the Data Management and Governance Organization in 2014

Prediction #9: In the Context of Procurement and Interest in Driving More Productive Collaboration, B2B Commerce Networks Will Become Anthropological "Dig Sites"

Prediction #10: Manufacturers Will Seek New Ways to Extract Data-Driven Value, Leveraging Mobile and Cloud for Access Anywhere, Anytime

Essential Guidance

Long-Term Planning Assumptions

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Synopsis

Table: Sample of Key Economic Measures, 2007-2013

Table: Top 10 Predictions Report Card, 2013

Figure: The 3D Value Chain

Figure: External and Internal Pressures on the Supply Chain

Figure: Global Sourcing Shifts

Figure: Integrated Supply Chain

Figure: Supply Chain Disruptions

Figure: Straw Man Data Management Organization

Figure: Business-to-Business Commerce Networks

Figure: Supply Chain Intelligence

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