This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide multi-enterprise supply chain commerce network 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.
"IDC has observed for some years now the potentially transformative role of cloud-based networks on the ways in which supply chains will operate in the future. In a few places, we have stated that networks will have the most influence on the future of the supply chain. A bit hyperbolic perhaps, but we do believe that the ability to work within the appropriate set of supply chain networks will raise the performance of the supply chain materially. According to IDC's 2018 Supply Chain Survey, 90% of companies are participating in at least one multi-enterprise supply chain network, with two-thirds of those participating in more than one," says Simon Ellis, global VP, IDC Manufacturing Insights' Supply Chain Strategies Practice.