Supply chain digitalization is a journey, not a destination
"The biggest barrier to digitalization is sheer complexity. One of the hardest decisions is choosing where to start in order to be successful."
What are the biggest barriers to digitalization?
[AS] The most complex issue is standardization of processes across the globe. Global supply chains involve multiple stakeholders, and they often use different systems. Some still use paper-based documentation and tools such as Excel to manage complex tasks that it was never designed for.
Others who are further along the digital transformation journey can find themselves using disparate systems or solutions that are not a fit for their business goals.
We're finding that, at the moment within the industry, many companies focusing on their digital journey often don't know where to start or select the wrong vendors, and this leads to disillusionment.
[BW] In general, the biggest barrier to digitalization is sheer complexity. One of the hardest decisions is choosing where to start in order to be successful. Secondly, there’s not just one tool or system that can completely digitalize your operations. It usually involves layering on top of an existing system and working within existing processes.
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