Innovation, speed, effectiveness and accuracy in a supply chain have become the existential determinants of success for today’s consumer-centric enterprises. In this report we outline our key issues for our Supply Chain Management (SCM) research agenda.
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Select Key Issues:
- Which emerging Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategies and technologies will actually deliver real value?
- How are cloud technologies redefining supply chain practices and solutions?
- Is your investment in supply chain practices and tools keeping pace with the competition?
- Who are the winners and losers among supply chain management vendors?
- Is it time to re-consider the buy vs build decision in supply chain?
- Are you receiving value from your SCM vendors?
- How will SCM pricing and licensing models evolve?
- Where are the sources of innovation in supply chain?
- What organizational and process changes are necessary to leverage cloud SCM technologies?
- What will be the impact of emerging trends like IoT and Big Data on transportation and SCM?
- Which SCM vendors are the likely IPO and/or M&A targets?
Select Vendors Under Coverage: JDA Software, SAP, Oracle, Kinaxis, Steelwedge, Keubix, Kewill Inc, Blue Ridge Software, Tools Group, Llamasoft, o9 Solutions, e2open, 4R systems, Solvoyo, Keubix, Kewill, Mercury Gate, Highjump, CH Robinson
The potential Honeywell (NYSE: HON) acquisition of JDA (see attached research note) not only fits this Fortune 100 company’s growth strategy, but could set off a wave of investments, mergers, divestments, and acquisitions in the supply chain technology space.