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Developing a Digital Supply Chain Strategy in Consumer Products Means Knowing Where to Place Your Bets

Published: 24 April 2018

ID: G00349847

Analyst(s): Steven Steutermann

Summary

The promise of new digital capabilities and rising expectations for cost savings and growth make the CSCO's digital decision a priority. Use this research to define digital initiatives for your company and understand their implications when building the right roadmap of improvements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Invest in Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning to Reduce Complexity
  • Use Connected Labels and Packaging to Solve for Supply Chain Challenges
  • Use Vision Technologies to Disrupt Current Models
  • Leverage Last- Mile Logistics to Reduce Costs
  • Improve the Customer Experience and Lower Inventory Costs With 3D Printing
  • Solve for Retail Compliance Through Employee Crowdsourcing
  • The Next Opportunity — the Digital Shelf
    • Where to Place Your Bets

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