Business agility has been a priority for many organizations over the last couple of years. However, many talked about it and few have made progress. Those that did make progress fared much better during the COVID-19 crisis. For all others, the crisis unveiled supply chain capability gaps that supply chain leaders are now urged to cover.
Agility brings speed, responsiveness, adaptability, and resilience in supply networks and operations—all more important now than ever. Supply chain leaders can leverage supply chain digital transformation to build agile supply chains that sense and respond to unanticipated changes in demand or supply, quickly and reliably, without sacrificing cost or quality. Emerging digital innovations like AI, advanced analytics, big data/data lakes, and the Internet of Things support a more transparent, automated, intelligent, and orchestrated end-to-end supply chain.