Perspective: TCS Supply Chain Center of Excellence — An Update

Perspective: TCS Supply Chain Center of Excellence — An Update

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective presents a follow-up to the strategy day that IDC Manufacturing and Retail Insights recently completed with the TCS Supply Chain Center of Excellence (SC CoE). IDC presented some high-level trends from our research, while TCS presented on some of its top supply chain initiatives and we provided feedback and suggestions on those initiatives. The discussion took place in Washington, D.C., in February 2015 and was attended by managers from the TCS SC CoE.

In the past, we have stated our belief that service providers play an important role relative to the manufacturing and retail industries, and we believe that this role is expanding. Manufacturers and retailers exist in a complex and dynamic environment and are continuing to seek out opportunities to balance performance and cost in such a challenging environment. To achieve this balance, many are investing in their core competencies while exploring opportunities to leverage variable costing models for noncore business functions. Among business functions, this balancing effect remains true in many elements of supply chain management, which is creating opportunities for service providers to leverage their talent pool, resources, expertise, and geographic reach to serve clients in the supply chain arena.

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