Executive Briefings

Near-Term Outlook for Supply Chain Management

The supply chain has helped many companies to weather the recession because it enabled them to react better to either capacity shortage or inventory change, says Simon Ellis, practice director, global supply chain strategies, at IDC Manufacturing Insights. That was largely due to the use of information technology. While cost is always king, investment in the right IT is going to continue. [Run Time (Min:) 9:51]

The supply chain has helped many companies to weather the recession because it enabled them to react better to either capacity shortage or inventory change, says Simon Ellis, practice director, global supply chain strategies, at IDC Manufacturing Insights. That was largely due to the use of information technology. While cost is always king, investment in the right IT is going to continue. [Run Time (Min:) 9:51]