2012 Supply Chain Software Users Survey

By Bridget McCrea, Contributing Editor
May 01, 2012 - LM Editorial

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The results of Logistics Management’s Annual Software Users Survey over the past few years revealed that economic woes and corporate cutbacks suppressed reader spending in 2009-2010. However, the results of our 2012 study are in, and it seems as if supply chain software spending is back to “normal” after several years of backpedaling.

"Pre-2011 there was a lot of uncertainty in the market and companies were really holding back on investments," says Belinda Griffin-Cryan, global supply chain executive program manager at Capgemini Consulting. “The environment started to improve last year because a lot of companies just couldn’t wait any longer to purchase or upgrade their supply chain software.”

According Griffin-Cryan, as well as the results of our latest study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG), the initial rush of investment that was seen in early 2011 has since calmed; however, spending has certainly stabilized as we roll into 2012.



About the Author

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Bridget McCrea
Contributing Editor

Bridget McCrea is a Contributing Editor for Logistics Management based in Clearwater, Fla. She has covered the transportation and supply chain space since 1996, and has covered all aspects of the industry for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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