target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Oct 2023 - Document type: Market Perspective - Doc Document number: # US51292722
The Continued Prevalence of Paper-Based Thinking
This IDC Market Perspective examines the persistence of paper-based thinking in manufacturing operations and supply chains.
"The reasons that transformation efforts have not borne fruit are varied, but one that IDC hears repeatedly is that while operations and the supply chain have been digitized, companies have not always rethought processes or approaches. In other words, they may have turned paper into electronic files, but they are still operating with a paper-based thinking," says Simon Ellis, group VP, U.S. Manufacturing and Supply Chain at IDC.