Will Digital Transformations Help in Resolve Supply Chain Challenges?

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Will Digital Transformations Help in Resolve Supply Chain Challenges?

Posted by: katcom
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The foundation of the modern world’s economy is supply chains. Essentially, the supply chain represents the movement of goods, materials, crops, and/or parts from suppliers through all stages of the manufacturing process, including transportation, warehousing, and retail distribution of finished goods.

Modern supply chains typically include a large number of intermediary links, overseas shipments, complex international logistics, and cross-border collaboration between distantly located partners and suppliers, not to mention numerous cultural, time zone, and language barriers.

This article will cover everything you need to know about supply chain digital transformation and how to improve supply chain efficiency. Before we get into specifics, consider what the most bothers modern supply chains.

Digital Transformation Will Resolve Supply Chain Challenges

Traditional supply chains are prone to numerous errors and potential disruptions, which result in economic loss in the billions of dollars. These chains are prone to becoming disorganised because they rely on numerous complex factors and can hardly withstand the following supply chain issues:

Sudden Supply Chain Disruption

A variety of unforeseeable events, such as political, economic, and climate changes, can cause supply chain disruptions. There is even room for unexpected global shocks and crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or Russia’s war on Ukraine, which reveal their monstrous potential to permanently disrupt or destroy thousands of vital and well-tuned supply chains.

Inventory Shortages

This type of problem can arise as a result of poor economic planning, poorly predicted demand peaks, insufficient production, cascade problems from previous supply chain links, local business problems such as supplier bankruptcy, or an emergency like fire, flood or even earthquake that destroys supply stocks.

Weaknesses in supply chain connections

Different supply chain participants frequently exchange data inconsistently, maintain poor communications, and demonstrate a lack of coordination, which reduces their ability to adjust inventories and respond to potential shortages, emergencies, and disruptions in a timely manner.

How can the supply chain be made more efficient and reliable? Traditional supply chains must undergo a complex tech upgrade known as a digital transformation, which is intended to make supply chains better controlled, technology-driven, smarter, more flexible, eco-friendly, and more transparent.

Does that sound right? Let’s get into the specifics.

How to Implement Digital Supply Chain Transformation in Your Organization: A Step-by-Step Plan

Digitalization is a multifaceted process that encompasses several major areas of activity. This project can be carried out by specialized supply chain solution companies or by company specialists in-house. Of course, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of supply chain digitalization professionals who are well-versed in all aspects of this process. Let’s look at what needs to be done to improve supply chain efficiency.

Step 1: Create a digital audit checklist for your supply chain.

Make sure to hire a reliable tech partner or use your internal IT department to audit the current state of affairs in your supply chain. Answer the following questions:

  • Do your employees use smart devices and software solutions to automate and facilitate their tasks?
  • Is there anything to be improved or updated according to the best practices?
  • Are there any technology gaps in business processes?
  • Are there any better alternatives to software products being currently used?
  • Do you use ERP and other inventory management solutions?
  • Do you use AI, ML, VR/AR, and/or blockchain platforms?
  • Do you have synchronization of records regarding stocks and other collaborative processes with your suppliers and partners?
  • Do you use supply prediction tactics and other smart methods in your practice?
  • What are your current investments in digitalization?
  • Is your available IT infrastructure well-maintained and kept in good health?
  • Do you have IoT-powered systems used in freight, warehousing, and production operations? Are there ways to improve them?

Step 2: Establish supply chain performance management key performance indicators (KPIs) and technology implementations scenarios

Supply chain performance management should provide a set of parameters that can be improved with supply chain digitalization.

  • Determine the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are expected to improve as a result of digitalization: freight bill accuracy, inventory turnover rate, warehousing costs, GMROI, delivery time, inventory-to-sales ratio, inventory velocity, and more.
  • Create a scenario in which each of the required metrics can be improved using software and device solutions.
  • Create a technology architecture with the goal of improving the given fields and KPIs in your supply chain.
  • Consider incorporating ready-made solutions from third-party technology vendors, such as Big Data platforms, industrial automation systems, and others, to save time and money.

Step 3: Employ skilled contractors or outsourcers to assist with supply chain digital transformation.

  • To find promising vendors, use Google or professional directories such as GoodFirms and Clutch.
  • To find promising vendors, use Google or professional directories such as GoodFirms and Clutch.
  • Examine their case studies and customer feedback: Have they had any success with digital supply chain transformation?
  • Engage your CTO in negotiations with them and see if they can assist.
  • Can a single vendor meet the majority of your technological requirements?
  • Check that they can work in a format that is appropriate for the scope of your project and the collaboration model you prefer (dedicated development team, staff augmentation, and so on.)


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  • API

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If you’re looking into these aspects in your business then give KATSys a go! 

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Author: katcom

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