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IDC research makes the case for AI-driven supply chain forecasting
January 3, 2022
IDC’s analysis of the need for improved forecasting pulls no punches, in explaining that manufacturers have been running supply chains for centuries, and, for nearly that entire period, it is something that they have agonized over, with this zinger to complete the working thesis: “The only thing that has been universally true about any forecast is that it will be wrong.”
Transportation Management 2018: Navigating the new realities
December 4, 2018
As we do every December, we avoid “year in review” content and instead aim to help readers prepare for the year ahead through our annual virtual summit—an online educational event that puts the current market realities into context and offers logistics professionals practical advice to help streamline operations.
IDC Worldwide S&OP 2016 Vendor Assessment Spotlight on Quintiq
November 5, 2017
In this excerpt from their complete 2016 Vendor Assessment, Simon Ellis, Program Vice President for IDC Manufacturing Insights’ Global Digital Supply Chain Networks and Planning Strategies shares why Quintiq has the expertise and technologies to deliver higher optimality in any planning scenario.
6 Ways Mobility is Shaping the Supply Chain
August 28, 2017
Mobile technologies are certainly changing how we track freight outside of the four walls, putting “real-time” logistics management within the grasp of many savvy shippers. However, our analysts content that we have more work to do in the areas of investment and integration into existing operations.
The Salesforce Economy
December 12, 2016
This White Paper forecasts the economic contribution of Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners and customers to local economies in terms of jobs and gross domestic product (GDP) impact, the study relies on IDC's forecasts of job creation from organizational use of cloud computing, IDC's understanding of Salesforce's market share.
IoT and Digital Transformation: A Tale of Four Industries
September 28, 2016
With the abundance of cloud, big data and analytics, social business, and mobile resources - often called the 3rd Platform - there is a surge to bridge digital technologies with operational, organizational, and business models.
How B2B Integration Drives Superior Supply Chain Performance
August 24, 2016
IDC Manufacturing Insights recently conducted a worldwide study on behalf of OpenText; the objective, understand the role B2B technologies can play in today's manufacturing organizations and to evaluate the impact on their supply chain processes.
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