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JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption


Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity

The majority of European manufacturers are only at the early stages of their digital supply chain journey, according to a new report from JDA Software, Inc., and WMG, at the University of Warwick. The ‘Delivering the Digital Dividend’ report benchmarked the digital supply chain readiness of 179 European manufacturers, revealing that only 13 per cent currently have a ‘prescriptive’ supply chain (categorised as Level 3, out of a scale of 1-4, with 4 being a self-learning autonomous supply chain). However, the report does reveal that manufacturers are keen to digitally transfo

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ProcureCon Indirect 2015 Benchmarking Study

In anticipation of the 2015 ProcureCon Indirect 2015 conference, the organization released the results of this year’s benchmarking study. Take a look to see how your peers answered such questions as:- Which five indirect categories does your business spend most on today?- Which three are growing fastest and why?-  >>

Smart Factory Expo 2019

Europe’s Biggest Digital Manufacturing Show Smart Factory Expo is a platform for digitally-savvy manufacturers to meet world-class solutions providers and their partner ecosystems, digital manufacturing specialists, tech start-ups, consultants, and some of the award-winning manufacturers that are setting t ...

Exhibition Centre, Liverpool  

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Supply Chain Coordinator
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News & Trends

Last update 1 Oct 2019
Downturn in UK manufacturing continues as rate of job losses accelerates
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United Kingdom 


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The supply chain landscape is changing. Discover the six business and social trends responsible and what they could mean for your logistics operations. It’s only to be expected that an industry built on moving g...

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Principles of Supply Chain Management
Principles of Supply Chain Management
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Local & Regional Agenda

Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth

One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complex...

International Agenda