Latest posts about IDC Manufacturing Insights
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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.”
2018 Logistics and Supply Chain Virtual Summit Roundup: Navigating the new reality
January 8, 2019
Our latest Virtual Summit tackles the most serious transportation issues facing shippers and explains what companies can do to operate smarter and more efficiently in the tightest freight environment in more than a generation.
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.
Bridging the Gap Between Customer Relationship Management & Enterprise Resource Planning
December 13, 2016
Utilizing an Enterprise Resource Planning solution built natively on the Salesforce platform, Kenandy Inc has redefined enterprise resource planning by allowing customers to map their ERP to their existing business processes.
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.
Big Data and Analytics Focus in the Travel and Transportation Industry
October 19, 2016
The amount of data, increasingly real time and near real time, that is bombarding businesses in this industry requires faster and more comprehensive data collection and analytics capabilities to support both current ways of doing business and future innovation.
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.
Unlock the Value of Your Supply Chain Through Embedded Analytics
September 13, 2016
Organizations worldwide are facing unique changes and are subject to unprecedented challenges in their marketplace.
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.
IDC supply chain predictions foretell widespread transformation
December 23, 2015
The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.
8 Reasons Every Shipper Needs a Transportation Management System
November 5, 2015
With adoption levels still low, three top industry analysts outline their reasons why every shipper should be integrating a tms, transportation management system, into their overall supply chain management efforts.
Con-way Boosts Transaction Intelligence, Visibility and Customer Satisfaction
February 24, 2015
Implement a dynamic business-to-business infrastructure that seamlessly integrates Con-way with its customer and partner community, and creates automated transaction intelligence for both application integration and business-to-business flows.
Supply Chain Visibility: Governing the Flow of Data in Manufacturing and Logistics
February 23, 2015
With fewer people to provide analytical support, yet exponentially more data to interpret, supply chain organizations are being asked to provide superior cost and service performance.