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IDC Manufacturing Insights

By Bridget McCrea · 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.
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By Admin · January 25, 2017
Think supply chain visibility means EDI? IDC argues, “Supply chains must look beyond traditional EDI-based visibility towards real-time actionable insights and predictive analytics.”
By Josh Bond · 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.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2014
Our top technology analysts give us an in-depth look at the current penetration of wireless and mobility outside of the four walls and offer their outlook on the future of real-time, 24/7 supply chain monitoring.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.
By Josh Bond · January 30, 2014
Retailers expected to pursue real-time capabilities for customized, personalized and localized customer service.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”
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By George Kokoris · November 2, 2011
Whether in the volatility of demand, requirements for shorter lead-times, or the acquisition of new capabilities, the 'clock speed' for businesses is running faster and faster for most manufacturers these days. Yet the delivery of traditional IT capabilities are struggling to keep up.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2011
The emergence of cloud computing is having a direct and positive impact on manufacturers’ IT performance and subsequently supply chain operations, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2011
According to IDC group vice president, Bob Parker, Toyota is losing $80 million per day largely due to several strategic suppliers being located in the Northeast
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2011
As U.S. manufacturers begin to realign their supply chains with tactical and strategic initiatives, how will the recent recession inform their decisions? That question and others is addressed in the recently issued IDC Manufacturing Insights: Supply Chain Strategies: “Top 10 Predictions.”
By Patrick Burnson · January 14, 2011
As U.S. manufacturers begin to realign their supply chains with tactical and strategic initiatives, how will the recent recession inform their decisions?
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2010
Since issuing its study last summer, Global consultancy IDC Manufacturing Insights contends that U.S. manufacturers are continuing their flight from low-wage outsourcing.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2010
A wide-ranging survey published by UPS and IDC Manufacturing Insights based on interviews with senior-level supply chain, operations, logistics, and distribution executives at 125 high-tech companies found that taking care of the bottom line is imperative when looking back at the lessons learned from the Great Recession.
By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2010
One of the key results of a study done by Global consultancy IDC Manufacturing Insights is that manufacturers, while pressured to reduce costs, have pulled back on the prevalence of low-cost country sourcing.
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