Thanks to a market consolidation of SCM vendors, as well as a desire to simplify the entire process, look for more companies to either seek out a single-source supplier or to outsource it all to a third party, predicts Forrester analyst Patrick Connaughton.
53 percentage of companies that have implemented many best-of-breed SCM applications from multiple vendors
35 percent that have implemented SCM software from their ERP vendor
24 percent that build their SCM applications in-house whenever possible
18 percent that have implemented a preintegrated SCM suite from one vendor
17 percent that outsource SCM applications or processes whenever possible
Source: Forrester Research Inc.