Digital's impact on the supply chain

Digitalization is knocking on the industrial manufacturing supply chain door the same way Great Britain’s textile weaver factories and Henry Ford kicking off the first-ever automotive assembly lines did. The problem may be that most supply chains are just not ready for the monumental shift in operational design.

Why is that a problem? For one, taking a look at what supply chains want to accomplish – full awareness and visibility of all moving distribution and logistical parts, responsiveness and resilience when things go south. In this day and age, that happens often particularly when digitalization actually makes it easier for that to happen.

But this white paper shows how supply chains can – and should – take advantage of digital change as soon as possible. Once they do, improvements end up leaping and bounding for the industry, and that’s a good thing.