This IDC Presentation explores the current drivers for change for manufacturing supply chains in the Asia/Pacific region. In this context, this study explores the growing importance of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications in enabling the necessary speed and resiliency during these challenging times. This agility and resiliency will be necessary to address the requirements for business continuity and growth in navigating disruption and next-level offerings to customers ahead of the competition. This report shares the Asia/Pacific results for manufacturing companies from IDC's 2020 Supply Chain Survey conducted in April 2020.
"As the pandemic has exposed supply chain vulnerabilities, Asia/Pacific manufacturers are seeing the impact that the lack of visibility and decision agility has had on customer outcomes," says Stephanie Krishnan, research director, IDC Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Insights. "Almost three-quarters of Asia/Pacific manufacturers see a lack of supply chain visibility and resiliency as the top gap that will likely be problematic for supply chains if not addressed. A connected and integrated supply chain is necessary to reduce this risk. SaaS and cloud applications are foundational to the capabilities that manufacturers need to build to ensure short-term resiliency and long-term business growth," she adds.