Supply Chain Software Spending To Increase. But Where?

Supply Chain Network  comments on this article in Industry Week.  

There’s at least one market that looks like it’ll be enjoying a healthy 2008: supply chain technology. Based on a recent study conducted by analyst firm AMR Research, spending on supply chain technology is expected to grow by 12% this year, split pretty evenly between those manufactures who are replacing legacy applications and those who are acquiring new technologies.

This in itself is exciting news. But dig a little deeper into the article and the picture is less clear.

[T]hree-quarters of the companies studied will be replacing or upgrading their order management systems. Two-thirds indicate that their current warehouse management systems are obsolete, while 60% say they plan to replace their transportation management systems which are no longer capable of meeting customer service demands. 

But there is a graphic below this text which places Order Management systems applications upgrades at the bottom of the list with the smallest %ages attached (23% of process manufacturers and 14% of discrete manufacturers).

Anyone care to enlighten as to what the real story is?

 That link again:



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2 responses to “Supply Chain Software Spending To Increase. But Where?”

  1. AMR market sizing has never reflected reality, just pull up an old pierre mitchell report… laughable

  2. Dear whoever left the last two comments about AMR and Hackett (I wish you would post with your real name, or at least stick to one pseudonym). Sounds like behind the sarcasm of your comments you might know what you are talking about. Care to enlighten a little more? Drop me a mail or post a comment.

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