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2020 Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix Underscores Benefits of Machine Learning and Customizable Integrations
[March 24, 2020]

2020 Supply Chain Planning Value Matrix Underscores Benefits of Machine Learning and Customizable Integrations

Nucleus Research today released the 2020 Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Technology Value Matrix, its assessment of the SCP market. For the report, Nucleus evaluated SCP vendors based on their products' usability, functionality and overall value.

While other firms' market reports position vendors based on analyst opinions, the Nucleus Value Matrix segments competitors based on usability, functionality and the value that customers realized from each product's capabilities, measured with Nucleus' rigorous ROI methodologies.

Nucleus named Blue Yonder, E2Open, Infor, Kinaxis, One Network (News - Alert) and Vanguard as SCP leaders.

Supply chain planning has become critical for success as companies must maintain service levels in the face of resource constraints and external disturbances. Tight solution integrations and robust embedded analytics have become table stakes for supply chain planning systems, which can now differentiate based on go-to-market strategy and tactical focuses. Leading vendors have undertaken a "platform approach" to product delivery, providing solution flexibility that enables customers to drive long-term value by configuring deployments with their preferred blend of best practices and customizations.

"To support a broad range of planning capabilities, supply chain planning vendors must provide comprehensive product roadmaps," says Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research. "Now more than ever, customers demand the capability to prioritize tactical focuses and personalize SCP solutions with their own differentiators."

"In order to be resilient enough to handle external challenges, organizations must have robust plans in place for their supply chains," says Andrew MacMillen, analyst at Nucleus Research. "Proactive resource management has become essential for sustainable success and requires a greater level of collaboration across an organization's departments. Leading SCP solutions realize this, and can consolidate siloed data into a unified view to deliver value."

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Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services. We deliver the numbers that drive business decisions. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @NucleusResearch.

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