Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators

The Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators market research delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.

Acquisitions a Drain on North American Supply Chain Planning Boutique System Integration Market

This ARC Advisory Group research focuses on North America’s supply chain planning boutiques. Supply chain planning implementation and consulting can be provided by the SCP software suppliers, global consulting firms, or boutiques. ARC is defining boutiques as companies that garner over 80 percent of their revenues implementing solutions in just one region (North America for this research), have over 50 percent coming from consulting around supply chain management (WMS, TMS, etc.), and at least 5 percent of their revenues coming from SCP implementations and consulting. The market is small because the boutiques keep getting acquired by the global consulting firms. When a global consulting firm can’t acquire a boutique, they have been known to lure over that firms’ top consultants, which at times has led to the demise of the firm.

Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators Strategic issues

In addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Supply Chain Planning Boutique Systems Integrators market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

SCP Implementation Goals

A supply chain planning solution can be implemented by a business unit, region, or it can be a global implementation. The SCP can be implemented to drive reductions in inventory, increase agility, contribute to emissions reductions, improve service levels, improve the sales & operations planning process, or for other reasons. Further, the SCP implementation may be a part of a larger goal. For example, a company may have a broad digital transformation initiative where SCP is only a small part of the larger transformation objective.

SIs Strengths and Weaknesses

A company can decide to have the software vendor implement the solution, work with a global system integrator, work with a boutique, or it can be a hybrid arrangement that combines some combination of the above. In general, for just the implementation work, the SCP software supplier will be more expensive for the implementation work than a boutique or a global consulting firm. SCP vendors are also more focused on the implementation than with helping companies design the “to be” supply chain that will help to maximize the value of the implementation.

Production Scheduling Expertise

There is a real hole in the market for consultants that have expertise in implementing production scheduling. Currently, there are about ten implementations of supply planning for every implementation of production scheduling. But production scheduling implementations are growing considerably faster than supply planning. The combination of production scheduling and supply planning makes manufacturers more agile as the combination allows manufacturers to reduce their frozen production window.

Market Data Research Available Datasets

This in-depth market data research is split into two key modules: Market Growth Outlook and Competitive Analysis.  Each of these modules is further configured into several sub-modules to meet the needs of executives as well as marketing, sales, and product development managers.  All of these modules and sub-modules may be purchased as a bundle or separately.  A brief description of these modules, sub-modules, and their use cases is included below.

Market Growth Outlook

ARC’s market growth outlook service delivers an in-depth market opportunity analysis including five-year market and technology forecasts and 3-year history trend lines where available. Besides providing an in-depth analysis of the market opportunity provided by each technology, this service allows technology suppliers to analyze their own customized markets consisting of multiple technologies. For example, customers can view different market scenarios by adding or removing technology markets from the analysis, providing them a Total Available Market (TAM) view of their own served market. A list of the available market growth outlook services can be seen in the list below.  

This service is designed to help accelerate your organization's ability to understand an up-to-date view of the market opportunity provided by your current product portfolio and analyze how your company’s market opportunity would change if you were to acquire or divest a particular product line. The service will also help you identify and capitalize on emerging markets, whether these markets are based on an emerging technology, region, vertical industry, or application. Built upon a proprietary market model and ARC’s field proven primary research, this service helps product and marketing managers optimize their business plans by identifying the opportunities provided by emerging trends. ARC’s reputation as the preeminent independent provider of market growth opportunity analyses for nearly four decades also provides greater weight to your business plans. ARC’s market growth outlook services are available in a variety of formats depending on whether you view your market opportunities via different technologies, industries, or world regions.  

In addition, ARC has a strong history of providing customized market opportunity reports and services to meet your specific needs.  For example, you may sell your products only to specific industries and/or in only one or two regions. You tell us your served markets and ARC can quickly configure a report or service designed to best serve your served market.

ARC provides several versions of these reports and services depending on your role in the organization. Executive Views are high level market opportunities designed to help executives quickly identify key trends and market opportunities around the world.  In-depth market opportunity analyses provide marketing and product managers more detailed technology specific market information to plan marketing and product development strategies.  The following table shows more specific information included in each version.

Market Growth Outlook AnalysisUse CasesTarget Role
Worldwide Market Growth Outlook by Industry & Region with 3-year history where availableIn-depth technology-specific strategic growth planning across multiple technologies, applications, regions, and industriesProduct & Marketing Managers
Worldwide Industry Growth Outlook by Region with 3-year history where availableStrategic technology growth planning for markets defined by a single or multiple vertical industriesIndustry Managers
Regional/Country Market Growth Outlook by Technology & Industry with 3-year history where available (includes country data)Strategic technology growth planning for markets defined by a single or multiple world regionsRegional & Country Sales Managers
Market Growth Outlook Executive ViewStrategic Total Available Market (TAM) growth planning dashboard covering multiple vertical industries, technologies, and world regionsExecutives
Market Competitive Analysis

ARC’s Competitive Analysis services deliver in depth competitive analyses across multiple technologies, applications, regions, and industries.  Besides providing an in-depth analysis of the market opportunity provided by each technology, this service allows technology suppliers to analyze their own customized markets consisting of multiple technologies. For example, customers can view different market scenarios by adding or removing technology markets from the analysis, providing them a Total Available Market (TAM) view of their own served market. A list of the available market growth outlook services can be seen in the list below.  

This service is designed to help product and marketing managers identify their company’s market positioning across multiple views within their Serviceable Available Market (SAM). Built upon a proprietary market model and ARC’s field proven primary research, this service helps product and marketing managers optimize their business plans by identifying how their company’s market position would change if the company were to acquire or divest a particular product line or technology. ARC’s reputation as the preeminent independent provider of competitive market benchmarking for nearly four decades lends greater weight to your business plans. ARC’s market competitive services are available in a variety of formats depending on whether you view your market opportunities via different technologies, industries, or world regions.  

In addition, ARC has a strong history of providing customized market opportunity reports and services to meet the specific needs of our clients.  For example, you may sell your products only to specific industries and/or in only one or two regions. You tell us your served markets and ARC can quickly configure a report or service designed to best serve your served market.

ARC provides several versions of these reports and services depending on your role in the organization. Executive Views are high level market competitive analyses designed to help executives quickly assess their SAM by world region, technology, or vertical industry. In-depth competitive market analyses provide marketing and product managers more detailed technology specific benchmarking information to plan marketing and product development strategies.  The following table shows more specific information included in each version. 

Competitive AnalysisUse CasesTarget Role
Worldwide Competitive Analysis by TechnologyIn-depth competitive market analysis that quantifies how your company’s market position has changed over time across multiple technologies, applications, regions, and industriesProduct & Marketing Managers
Worldwide Competitive Analysis by IndustryStrategic technology-based competitive analyses for markets defined by a single or multiple vertical industriesIndustry Managers
Regional/Country Competitive Analysis by IndustryStrategic technology-based competitive analyses for markets defined by a single or multiple world regionsRegional Sales Managers
Competitive Analysis Executive ViewStrategic Serviceable Available Market (SAM) analysis dashboard covering multiple vertical industries, technologies, and world regionsExecutives

North America Research Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Executive Overview
  • Market Trends
  • Buyer Strategies
  • Supplier Strategies
  • Growth Contributors and Inhibitors

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Consulting
    • Systems Implementation & Integration
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Logistics
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Retail
  • Market Shares for SCP Implementation by Vendor
    • Blue Yonder
    • Kinaxis
    • o9
    • Oracle
    • SAP
    • Other SCP
  • Market Shares by Customer Tier

Market Forecasts

  • Total SCP Boutique Systems Integrators Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Consulting
    • Systems Implementation & Integration
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Logistics
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Retail
  • Shipments for SCP Implementation by Vendor
    • Blue Yonder
    • Kinaxis
    • o9
    • Oracle
    • SAP
    • Other SCP
  • Shipments by Customer Tier

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

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