With our 11th edition of Operations.Insights, we are focusing on how we can jump higher by leveraging the possibilities offered by technology in the domain of supply chain and operations.
We begin with a perspective on how cloud technology can increase efficiency through access to IoT technology and improve lead times through data continuity across the entire value chain. Next, we resume the story of the digital thread from our previous edition and highlight which building blocks are essential to drive transformation from an end-to-end perspective. We continue with a spotlight on the termination of SAP’s APO and how business and IT need to work as an integrated team to make the transformation journey successful before diving into the topic of large-scale business transformations.
E-commerce has been in the spotlight for the past two years and got a boost from COVID-19. In this edition, we explain the crucial elements for a successful e-commerce platform and how they create value. Afterwards, we analyze the degrees and maturity levels of service-oriented and product-as-a-service business models and how they can change your business. Within an excursion into the supply chain area, we explain how customer centric supply chains drive profitability in the chemical industry and how the German “Lieferkettengesetz” will impact businesses in Germany. Last but not least, we focus on indirect procurement and how it can drive resilience in multiple areas.
I wish you an insightful read. As always, we look forward to getting your feedback and discussing the challenges you face within the domains of supply chain, operations and sustainability.