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The benefits of a mobile supply chain strategy are numerous. Companies can see better inventory tracking, shipment and shipment confirmation. Improved, more accurate inventory information can be at everyone's fingertips. Automating supply chain processes in a mobile environment can improve efficiency and productivity.
Since customers themselves use mobile devices for e-commerce, supply chain managers have found they are increasing the number of items they keep in inventory. It's only logical to manage the supply chain with the same kind of technology used in making the purchases.
This move to mobile disrupts established processes, to be sure. However, new technology disrupters like wearables (and even eventually virtual or augmented reality devices) are ushering in a whole new way of working. Organizations must have the appropriate architecture in place to quickly deploy these disruptive innovations – to have wearables and the Internet of Things connected to inventory management and the back office.
Employing disruptive mobile technologies to maximize efficiency and create entirely new customer experiences is imperative to remain competitive in today's Internet-connected supply chain.
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