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This IDC study provides manufacturers and retailers with the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact manufacturers' IT investments in the supply chain in 2018 and beyond. Technology leaders and their counterparts in the line-of-business (LOB) operations can use this document to guide their IT strategic planning efforts.

According to Simon Ellis, program vice president, Global Supply Chain Strategies, "The supply chain is undergoing almost unparalleled levels of change. The older measures, productivity, quality, and service still apply of course, but we now see the specter of digital transformation poised to change everything. Whether the way that manufacturers and retailers plan, procure, or fulfil, digital transformation is both opening up new opportunities and presenting new challenges."



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