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What does it mean to operate a “digital” supply chain today?
“Digitization” is all the rage in the business world today. New technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain, are pushing companies in the direct of greater process automation. In the supply-chain arena, digital strategies are occupying center stage. They’re being applied to every phase of the supply chain, from product design to customer relations. On this episode, we dive into the theory and practice of the digital supply chain with Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president of digital supply chain and Industry 4.0 with SAP. We get a detailed definition of the term, as well as the concept of a “digital mirror” that reflects physical functions. The goal, Thalbauer says, is creation of a “touchless” supply chain that’s geared toward satisfying “a customer segment of one.” Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by SAP.
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