There are evidently a lot of reasons to transition towards digital supply chain.One obvious one is cost reduction. Any serious business will always keeptheir bottom line healthy. In a competitive industry, cost control remains animportant topic. But looking at digital transformation through cost benefitsonly would be a big mistake and quite the narrow minded way to look atwhat’s truly the conversation here.
The early years of the 21st century are marked by a series of complete disruptions and challenges very few of us were prepared for. If Covid-19 taughtus something, it’s that our supply chain needs to be resilient. And any effort,moving forward, should be directed at creating a stronger and more stablesupply chain able to predict disruptions, but most importantly resist andrecover from them in a heartbeat.
Sustainability, transparency, compliance and traceability are also some of the challenges we are absolutely expected to tackle. We must give an answer to the growingconsumer demand for better produced goods.
Embracing those topics and finding solutions, especially digital solutions, is aguarantee to be able to minimize our exposure to disruptions, while keepinga competitive edge.
There is a long journey ahead of us to improve our supply chain and enterthe digital way of working to reduce waste, champion people and producebetter. That is why we decided to give you 5 tips on how to start your digitaljourney without getting lost.