Here are the top 10 as they see it:
- Resiliency becomes a priority for end users looking to master massive multidimensionality.
- Prioritize flexibility, visibility and agility
- Mastering this will require you to deal with massive amounts of data.
- Finally companies will quantify the effect of long lead times.
- Trade offs will be made - Most effective sourcing will take over from "low cost" sourcing as companies build tools to quantify the true costs of these activities [ this bullet is my commentary].
- The consumer will demand value and trustworthiness (right product, right time, right place, right value).
- Sales and operations planning (S&OP) collaboration will be critical [ my commentary]
- Technology to bind business partners together and to facilitate the flow of information [ my commentary] will also be critical.
- Embedded analytics
Those are the 10 and most will say this is what I do all the time as we always are trying to figure out the perfect mix of all of these things. I would agree. However, it was very helpful to get it all in one spot and perhaps use a maturity model to rate your supply chain - where are you on each of these dimensions and how important is that dimension to your organization.
Once you draw that out graphically you can then socialize it in your company and begin drawing out what your 3 - 5 year strategy will look like along with what tactics you may use next year.