IDC's Worldwide Supply Chain Strategies: Warehousing, Inventory and Order Management advisory service arms manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical companies with the specific knowledge necessary to globally deploy extended supply chain warehousing and order management capabilities and better manage supporting business processes. These business process investments drive interest in research that helps businesses, and their partners, make more insightful and informed decisions on the deployment of global supply chain warehousing and order management strategies and supporting technology applications. Forward-looking research, combined with fact-based analysis of successful global supply chain warehouse strategies, provides clients with practical ways to better manage supply chain trade-offs, support changing business models, improve service performance, and better understand customer and consumer relationships while minimizing cost.
This advisory service provides coverage of warehousing, inventory, and order management technology and services. This includes warehouse management systems, warehouse control and automation systems, inventory management software, distributed order management software, labor management software, and yard management software applications as well as related warehousing services. This program would also be responsible for coverage of the wholesale/distribution industry segment.