Digitalisation is affecting all aspects of the business. The supply chain is no different. Digitalization of supply chain management is top of the C-Level Agenda. One obvious way is to start with Supply Chain Digitalization Assessment.
Companies are digitalising their supply chains, transforming traditional ones into digital ones.
Sometimes the digitisation of the supply chain is only to overcome specific challenges. Still, more and more companies are digitalising their supply chains to gain a competitive advantage and offer better customer service.
Right now, companies that do not invest in the digitisation of their supply chain will become uncompetitive in the coming years.
A critical step before implementing the latest technologies for the digitalisation of the supply chain is to measure the current digitalisation readiness of your organisation and your supply chain.
This supply chain digitalisation readiness assessment tool features 63 survey questions along the following six categories to achieve this objective.
Six Categories of Supply Chain Digitalisation Assessment
- Managerial & Capability Supporters. Core business areas required for successful supply chain digitisation.
- Technology. Technologies are being applied for the digitisation of the supply chain.
- Supply Chain Process Performance Requirements: The supply chain benefits from implementing these technologies.
- Strategic Outcomes: The effects that the company as a whole is achieving through improvements in the supply chain.
- Smart Product Realisation: The shift from products to "combinations of products and services" as value-added offerings.
- Smart Product Application: Implementation of intelligent products within the company.
This tool is straightforward: each question has to be answered on a Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree).
The result is a radar graph of the six categories and their readiness maturity for the digitisation of the supply chain (0-100 points).
Those categories with the lowest scores are where the company should focus its efforts to digitise the supply chain successfully.
In addition, how each question is formulated will give an idea of what needs to be improved to advance the category's maturity towards digitalization of supply chain management.
The tool is aimed at managers, but ideally, a few managers (in supply chain-related areas) should complete the survey independently and then compare and discuss the results, especially those that show the most significant disparities between managers.
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