This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide supply chain management business consulting services market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assesses 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 the long term.
"The use of consulting providers is critical to the successful supply chain transformation that we see in the marketplace, but there are as many examples of poor engagements as there are examples of good ones. While the reasons for success or failure can be varied (including dissatisfaction with the consulting provider's ability to deliver on value-creating innovation or to provide industry insights), and failures are not always laid at the feet of the consulting partner, the reality is that the consultant is expected to bring the necessary skills and experience to ensure that projects are successful. Based on the research contained in this document, we find that some consulting vendors are better able to produce meaningful results than others" — Cushing Anderson, vice president, Business Consulting Services, and Simon Ellis, practice director, Supply Chain Strategies
Analytic applications, Business consulting services, IT strategy and governance, Operations and manufacturing applications, Outsourcing services, Sales operations, Supply chain management applications, Technology buyer, Vendor and sourcing management