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The Evolution of the Supply Chain to Support the Digital Business

Published: 05 November 2015

ID: G00263475

Analyst(s): Michael Burkett , Noha Tohamy


Companies are rapidly becoming digital businesses, but the supply chain organization is not prepared. Chief supply chain officers and supply chain strategists can use this research to align with their company's path to digital business, and to ensure essential supply chain capabilities are in place.

Table Of Contents


  • What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Business?
  • Six Business-Era Models in the Digital Business Development Path
  • Supply Chain and Business Executives Are at Different Places Along This Path
  • Preparing Supply Chain for the Digital Business Era
    • Consumer Goods Manufacturer
    • Industrial Equipment Manufacturer
  • Digital Projects Are Seldom Aligned Toward a Common Digital Business Goal

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