Driving a digital supply chain

How leaders can shape their supply chain digital transformation

Assessing supply chain technology for digital business

Conventional methods of assessing technology are ill-suited to support digital transformation as the slow pace of decision making cannot keep up with business volatility. To support the rapid pace of digital business, supply chain technology leaders focused on planning must:

  • Adopt a bimodal approach of managing separate but coherent processes for the business.
  • Place a greater emphasis on testing and learning when evaluating the supply chain planning technology.
  • Focus on technologies that fit organizational risk tolerance and process maturity.

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