Supplier New Technology Adoption Pace

Supplier New Technology Adoption Pace

Proof Point

Supply Chain Insights study discovered only 14% of suppliers consider themselves as early adopters of new technologies

Supplier New Technology Adoption Pace

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on Supply Chain Insights' combined quantitative and qualitative study of supply chain analytics, covering over 80 global manufacturers and distributors with consolidated $4.5B average annual revenue. 44% of respondents with < $1B, 20% between $1B and $10B, 31% with over $10B, and 5% who did not disclose.

Proof Point Findings

  • Supply Chain Analytics – Supplier integration of disruptive technologies (e.g. data visualization tools, Internet-of-Things, cognitive learning) to leverage increasing volume of available data, gather insights, and gain competitive advantage
  • Low Early Adoption – Only 14% of respondents considered themselves early adopters of disruptive technologies to boost supply chain analytics capabilities
  • Technology Laggards – Three in 10 respondents believe their companies are behind in incorporating new supply chain analytics technologies
  • Key Barriers – Identified compatibility issues with conventional systems, lack of knowledge in implementation, rapid technology advancements, and cross-functional alignment as top barriers for adoption

Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

July 13, 2017

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