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Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy by J.Paul Dittmann

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CHAPTER 6Survey Supply Chain Technology

We considered seven game-changing supply chain trends in Chapter 4 and showed how to analyze your competition from a supply chain perspective in Chapter 5. That brings us to the final step in evaluating the external environment: the assessment of supply chain technology. Technology should be viewed as an enabler of the new processes that your strategy will require. You need to understand the state of supply chain technology in order to use that technology appropriately in the implementation of your supply chain strategy.

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

Technology plays a vital role in helping you enable and sustain the new processes and capabilities that you create as you execute the strategy. It could be argued ...

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