Study Shows Top Strategic Priorities for Global Supply Chains
By: MHI April 11, 2014
Supply chain executives want to invest in powerful new technologies and business innovations to improve their supply chains, but are hampered by a shortage of qualified talent and never-ending pressure to cut costs, according to a new study by MHI and Deloitte Consulting LLP titled "The 2014 MHI Annual Industry Report – Innovations That Drive Supply Chains."
Key Study Findings Include:
• The top two strategic priorities of executives are supply chain analytics and multichannel fulfillment.
• The two major barriers preventing innovation in the supply chain are a talent shortage and a continuing focus on cost reduction.
• Three emerging innovations are not yet top-of-mind for executives, but may be soon: sustainability, mobility/machine-to-machine technology and 3-D printing.