Integrated supply chain execution and fulfillment is a very hot topic among manufacturing and retail supply chain professionals. Supply chain executives understand that the key to achieving world class supply chain execution is delivering an integrated approach that enables a seamless flow of material and data across the supply chain coupled with alignment of business processes.
The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain Execution and Fulfillment 2016 Vendor Assessment (Document #US40167016) represents the vendor assessment model called IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the integrated supply chain execution and fulfillment marketplace and help assess current and anticipated performance in the marketplace. This study assesses the capability and business strategy of seven key vendors with a robust suite of supply chain execution and fulfillment applications and the capability to provide an integrated approach to supply chain execution and fulfillment. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing an integrated approach to supply chain execution both in the short term and in the long term. Key findings include:
IDC Manufacturing Insights defines integrated supply chain execution and fulfillment as an approach to managing the flow of action and information throughout the fulfillment process that delivers process optimization with integration between Warehouse Management (WMS), Transportation Management (TMS), and order management/fulfillment.
This IDC MarketScape is a starting point for manufacturers and retailers that are considering an integrated approach to supply chain execution and fulfillment. The vendors included represent a “short list” – a way to winnow down the long list of application providers, both big and small, that exist in the marketplace. It does not replace the due diligence that companies must then do to evaluate which vendor is the right fit for their particular needs and circumstances.
This IDC Manufacturing Insights report uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide integrated supply chain execution and fulfillment market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess providers relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during both the short term and long term.
Each vendor reviewed in this study has the functionality required to deliver for customers an integrated approach to supply chain execution and fulfillment. The report evaluated several ERP vendors with this capability as well as several “best-of-breed” pure supply chain vendors. Vendors reviewed in this study include:
Each of these vendors has a comprehensive suite of supply chain execution applications that can effectively deliver an integrated approach to supply chain execution and fulfillment. Manufacturers or retailers looking to modernize their supply chain and deliver on an integrated approach can consider each of these vendors a viable application provider. IDC offers the following advice to companies when selecting an application vendor for integrated supply chain execution and fulfillment:
- Evaluate your current business process and set of supply chain execution and fulfillment applications and determine how well your current environment supports integration.
- Identify process and application “gaps” that are impeding the ability to deliver an integrated approach.
- Do your due diligence, this report provides a glimpse into each of the listed vendors but each companies unique business requirements can help identify which vendor most adequately meets your needs.
- Build for the future. Think about where your business is going and what will be required to support the future needs of the business. Identify vendors that share a strategic vision and can become a partner in your journey.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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