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Use These 5 Steps to Prepare for Designing a Digital Logistics Strategy

Published: 20 February 2018

ID: G00345407

Analyst(s): James Lisica


With the rise of new and emerging technologies and the huge growth opportunities in the digital space, supply chain leaders responsible for logistics are now being asked to include digital in their strategies. This research offers a range of tips to better prepare for digital strategy design.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1— Define the Journey Toward Digital Logistics Excellence
  • Step 2 — List and Categorize the Different Types of Technology That Could Be Included in Your Digital Logistics Strategy
  • Step 3 — Use the Bimodal Concept When Designing Your Digital Strategy
  • Step 4 — Select the Most Appropriate Digital Development Plan for Your Organization's Level of Logistics Maturity
  • Step 5 — Socialize the Risks and Timelines With Key Stakeholders Before Committing to "Emerging" Logistics Technologies in Your Strategy

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