Executive Briefings

IDC Manufacturing Insights: Supply Chain in the Cloud: Looking Beyond Total Cost of Ownership

The cloud offers the potential not only to transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes.

While lower cost of ownership is a common and generally accepted benefit of cloud, this report focuses on how cloud fundamentally changes the way companies manage supply chain business processes.  Based on IDC's research, supply chain is viewed as the business area with the most potential to grow cloud adoption. 

Areas of increasing challenge for supply chain organizations: 
- Lack of data quality and consistency 
- Collaboration problems with partners, customers and consumers 
- Lack of a single view of the business

Please CLICK HERE to view this White Paper. 

While lower cost of ownership is a common and generally accepted benefit of cloud, this report focuses on how cloud fundamentally changes the way companies manage supply chain business processes.  Based on IDC's research, supply chain is viewed as the business area with the most potential to grow cloud adoption. 

Areas of increasing challenge for supply chain organizations: 
- Lack of data quality and consistency 
- Collaboration problems with partners, customers and consumers 
- Lack of a single view of the business

Please CLICK HERE to view this White Paper.