Supply Chain Digitization: What's Coming in the Industry
Supply chain management professionals are being asked to do more than ever before: more accuracy, more speed, more customization, and all for less money. To respond to these demands, supply chain digitization has emerged as a main method by which supply chains can be optimized.
Automation technology must be integrated throughout the supply chain to prevent hiccups and slow-down moments. For instance, when Amazon can keep the customer updated on delivery information as it happens, there has to be an integrated system that automatically sends updates or changes the tracking status of a shipment every time it passes a new checkpoint. If they were working with dated technology or multiple non-integrated tools, millions of shipments would be affected and they would not have the reputation for accuracy that has made them industry leaders.