By Armando Díaz
Managing Director, Operations Consulting
When executives think of digital technology, what typically comes to mind are images of a transactional ecosystem in which certain instructions are carried out in a specific system (e.g. ERP), or they may think of social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on), but few are really involved in the emerging digital world which both the market and companies demand in order for them to maintain their position as leader.
The digital world in the supply chain is an ecosystem of collaboration with accurate, online, flexible and fast information (the same number and the same truth for everyone) which not only fosters a more friendly environment for supply chain professionals and users, but also allows for the generation of value in the business to be accelerated. A recent study carried out by Accenture found that from this year the new digital environment will bring about a disruptive change in the supply chain in the following aspects: