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How Existing and New Technology Can Help Drive the Digitization of Supply Chain Planning

Published: 03 November 2017

ID: G00341313

Analyst(s): Tim Payne


Significant numbers of companies now have initiatives to digitize and automate more of their supply chain planning. Supply chain leaders responsible for supply chain solutions need to align their use of technology with their different types of planning decisions to help drive this transformation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Redefine Your SCP Process to Focus on the Decision, Not the People
  • Use Supply Chain Visibility Technology to Move Out of Chaotic Decisions
  • Use Experimentation to Move Decisions From Complex to Complicated
  • Use Collaboration to Move Decisions From Complicated to Simple
  • Use Automation of Prediction and Prescription to Support Simple Decisions

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