IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2023 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2023 Predictions

This IDC study provides companies across all industries with the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect will impact IT investments in the supply chain in 2023 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 at IDC, "Disruption has been front and center again in 2022 and has largely validated the supply chain transformation journey that so many companies are on. In fact, companies that have aggressively pursued business transformation are outperforming those that have not. The supply chain will continue, must continue, on its journey of almost unparalleled levels of change with digital transformation at the center of efforts to both improve efficiency and effectiveness and be resilient to further, inevitable disruption."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By the End of 2023, 50% of Supply Chain Organizations Will Have Rebalanced Resiliency Efforts to Reflect the Realities of Inflation and Necessary Efficiency to Recover 2 Percentage Points of Margin
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Prediction 2: By 2025, Task Application Extensions Will Account for One-Fifth of All New Supply Chain Technology Investments in Manufacturing and Retail
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Prediction 3: By 2024, 30% of Shippers Will Dynamically Align Logistics Offerings with Organizational Strategy, Achieving a 2 Percentage Point Increase in OTIF Delivery Across Diverse Transport Channels
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Prediction 4: By 2026, 45% of G2000 Organizations Will Operationalize Integrated Sustainability in the Supply Chain and Effectively Report Impact Data, Enabling 10% Reduction in Waste and Improving Competitive Advantage
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Prediction 5: By 2026, 55% of G2000 OEMs Will Redesign Service Supply Chains Based on Artificial Intelligence, Ensuring the Right Spares Are Available and Positioned to Solve 75% of Issues Prior to Failure
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Prediction 6: By 2025, Supply Chain Organizations That Enable Hybrid Work Models by Redesigning Policies, Culture, Technologies, and Facilities Will See a 20% Improvement in Talent Acquisition and Retention
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Prediction 7: By 2028, the Use of Robotics and Automation in the Warehouse Will Have Increased Tenfold, Resulting in Task Productivity Improvements of 30%
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Prediction 8: By 2024, 50% of Companies Will Have Implemented More Balanced Multishoring Sourcing Strategies to Better Address Risk That Results in a 10 Percentage Point Improvement in Supply Reliability
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Prediction 9: By 2024, 35% of Manufacturers Will See a 15% Increase in Their Direct-to-Consumer Business, Prompting Them to Prioritize Investment in Last-Mile Delivery Optimization
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Prediction 10: By 2026, 75% of Supply Chains Will Have Invested in Applications to Better Connect Disparate Supply Chain Planning and Fulfillment Systems, Resulting in Productivity Gains of 3 Percentage Points
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IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Storms of Disruption — Accelerating, Interconnected Uncertainty
Geopolitical Reality — Sovereignty in the Digital World
Global Supply Shock — Refocusing on Multisource and Resilience
Digital Business — Stepping Stone to the Future Enterprise
Meaningful Intelligence — Differentiated Decision Power
Mainstream ESG — Sustainability Is Measured and Mandatory
Work Mode Upheaval — New Models and Leadership
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