Gartner predict strong growth for Supply Chain Planning software and brake through in the near future (tipping point). Below are listed the trends behind the prediction.
Quote: More global, complex supply chains:
– The continuing globalization of supply chains
– The increasingly multienterprise nature of supply chains
– The increasing variability and unpredictability of demand and supply
– The increasing change in a supply chain — for example, from in-house to outsourced to in-house again manufacturing; the impact of mergers and acquisitions and disposals; and the increasing size of product portfolios and product options.
Quote: The convergence of short-term planning and execution (what Gartner calls respond planning), and the need to replan fast across a supply chain in support of more dynamic demand and supply execution environments.
Heikki Aalto, 17.12.2014