Despite recent improvements, the sluggish South African economy continues to concern local organisations. Added to this a plethora of disruptive inventions and organisations are challenging nearly every industry’s traditional business models. Companies are constantly looking over their shoulders for the next Tesla, Uber, Netflix, Google, or Airbnb - living in fear of becoming the next case study about a long forgotten business that neglected the digital transformation imperative.The local supply chain
Our local supply chain industry is not an exception. The digital transformation of supply chains necessitates automated systems and processes as well as close to real-time information. Such advancements go a long way in assisting companies in ridding themselves of inefficient manual practices and pricey investments in superfluous assets, so that they can indeed become more agile and capable of responding disruptors. This need for innovation is contrasted with Supply Chain companies facing a fast changing business environment that still requires traditional and agile methods of implementing projects.
Benefiting from digitising the supply chain
A bimodal methodology fuses both approaches, augmenting traditional best practice with the digital revolution. Watch Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga, Chief Information Officer, at Barloworld Logistics explain how the local supply chain industry can benefit from digitising.
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