Supply chain organizations are under continued pressure in 2007 to meet demands for greater customer intimacy, lower cost of goods sold, and increased global business proc-esses. Aberdeen's benchmark research of more than 210 enterprises in early 2007 finds that supply chain executives are focusing on different approaches for their supply chain infrastructure. This report documents the top supply chain technology roadmap plans so that readers can evaluate their existing footprints and create updated roadmaps.
Although this report cannot provide a set prescription for what a company's technology footprint should look like, the benchmark data can act as a directional guide and reality check. The report's recommendations for action include:
1. How to develop innovation: Should your company use in-house, ERP, or best of breed technology?
2. The key technologies to consider adopting based on whether your organization is a supply chain striver, best practice seeker, or innovator.
3. What are the areas of investment in supply chain which users believe will pro-vide short term ROI?
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