Supply Chain: skills for the Digital Era
Accelerating technology and automation are resulting in wholesale transformation of the supply chain profession. Processes with repeatable elements such as planning, monitoring and forecasting can all be automated and enhanced by robotics, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics. Platforms can now bring together what used to be disparate data into a single ‘real-time’ view and there is access to greater insight than ever before.
These advances in supply chain technologies and concepts must be matched by advances in talent management capabilities. Organisations which build future-fit teams using advanced technologies and automation to differentiate their supply chain will become formidable competitors. However, many are not equipped for this new era.
We have identified a framework of four personas which will be vital to the future of supply chain: Innovator, Orchestrator, Technologist and Analyst. In our report we look in depth at the major forces impacting the supply chain, these four personas, the major forces impacting the supply chain, and the immediate steps you can take to make the transformation.