Table of Contents Predictions In This Study Situation Overview Recovery MomentumBrand-Oriented Value Chains — Intelligent InnovationThe Four Forces of ITFuture Outlook Prediction #1: Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Embrace Intelligent Innovation as a Way to Redefine the Relationship with the ConsumerPrediction #2: Brand-Oriented Manufacturers Will Focus on Clock-Speed Alignment Across the Supply and Demand Sides of Their Supply ChainsPredictions #3: The Requirement for Speed and the Ubiquity of Information Will Create a New Landscape for IT Support of the Brand-Oriented Manufacturer's Supply ChainPrediction #4: Big Data Will Create an Even Bigger Data Quality Problem for Brand-Oriented Value Chain ManufacturersPrediction #5: Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Get Serious About New Product Development and Introduction with the Adoption of PLM Tools and a Focus on Clear Internal Business ProcessPrediction #6: Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Focus Their Operational Strategies on Capabilities Rather than CapacityPrediction #7: "Design Anywhere, Build Anywhere, Sell Anywhere" Will Require the Global Plant Floor for Brand-Oriented ManufacturersPrediction #8: Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Sort Out What Social Business Means for Them in the Short Term, with a Focus on the End ConsumerPrediction #9: Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Focus on Fulfillment Excellence as Service Performance Grows in Importance in a Consumer-Centric MarketplacePrediction #10: Cloud Applications for Brand-Oriented Value Chain Manufacturers Will Move from a Total-Cost-of-Ownership Focus to a Total-Value-in-Ownership FocusEssential Guidance How Many "Ps" Are There?Conduct a Capabilities InventoryMoving to a "Model of Engagement"Have a Plan for the Four ForcesLearn More Related ResearchSynopsisTable: Sample of Economic Measures, 2007–2011 Table: U.S. IT Spending by Brand-Oriented Value Chain Segment, 2011 and 2012 ($M) Figure: U.S. Manufacturing PMI and Consumer Confidence Trend, 1Q07–3Q11 Figure: Worldwide Manufacturing Revenue Index and Profit Trends, 1Q07–3Q11 Figure: The Four Forces of IT Figure: Factors Influencing the Consumer Figure: Supply Chain Cadence Mismatches Figure: The Four Forces for Supply Chains
Worldwide Brand-Oriented Value Chain 2012 Top 10 Predictions
This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents IDC Manufacturing Insights' annual top 10 supply chain predictions.
"For 2012, IDC Manufacturing Insights sees a focus on speed and responsiveness across the demand and supply sides of the supply chain to support the intelligent economy. The four forces of IT — mobility, cloud, social business, and big data — will be critical in providing supporting capabilities," says Simon Ellis, practice director, Global Supply Chain Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights.