The Digital Transformation of Logistics

The Digital Transformation of Logistics

Author: Mac Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119646396

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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The digital transformation is in full swing and fundamentally changes how we live, work, and communicate with each other. From retail to finance, many industries see an inflow of new technologies, disruption through innovative platform business models, and employees struggling to cope with the significant shifts occurring. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is predicted to also transform Logistics and Supply Chain Management, with delivery systems becoming automated, smart networks created everywhere, and data being collected and analyzed universally. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides a holistic overview of this vital subject clouded by buzz, hype, and misinformation. The book is divided into three themed-sections: Technologies such as self-driving cars or virtual reality are not only electrifying science fiction lovers anymore, but are also increasingly presented as cure-all remedies to supply chain challenges. In The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the authors peel back the layers of excitement that have grown around new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain or Cloud computing, and show use cases that give a glimpse about the fascinating future we can expect. Platforms that allow businesses to centrally acquire and manage their logistics services disrupt an industry that has been relationship-based for centuries. The authors discuss smart contracts, which are one of the most exciting applications of Blockchain, Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings for freight procurement, where numerous data sources can be integrated and decision-making processes automated, and marine terminal operating systems as an integral node for shipments. In The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, insights are shared into the cold chain industry where companies respond to increasing quality demands, and how European governments are innovatively responding to challenges of cross-border eCommerce. People are a vital element of the digital transformation and must be on board to drive change. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution explains how executives can create sustainable impact and how competencies can be managed in the digital age - especially for sales executives who require urgent upskilling to remain relevant. Best practices are shared for organizational culture change, drawing on studies among senior leaders from the US, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, and for managing strategic alliances with logistics service providers to offset risks and create cross-functional, cross-company transparency. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides realistic insights, a ready-to-use knowledge base, and a working vocabulary about current activities and emerging trends of the Logistics industry. Intended readers are supply chain professionals working for manufacturing, trading, and freight forwarding companies as well as students and all interested parties.

The Digital Transformation of Logistics

The Digital Transformation of Logistics

Author: Mac Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119646457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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The digital transformation is in full swing and fundamentally changes how we live, work, and communicate with each other. From retail to finance, many industries see an inflow of new technologies, disruption through innovative platform business models, and employees struggling to cope with the significant shifts occurring. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is predicted to also transform Logistics and Supply Chain Management, with delivery systems becoming automated, smart networks created everywhere, and data being collected and analyzed universally. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides a holistic overview of this vital subject clouded by buzz, hype, and misinformation. The book is divided into three themed-sections: Technologies such as self-driving cars or virtual reality are not only electrifying science fiction lovers anymore, but are also increasingly presented as cure-all remedies to supply chain challenges. In The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the authors peel back the layers of excitement that have grown around new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain or Cloud computing, and show use cases that give a glimpse about the fascinating future we can expect. Platforms that allow businesses to centrally acquire and manage their logistics services disrupt an industry that has been relationship-based for centuries. The authors discuss smart contracts, which are one of the most exciting applications of Blockchain, Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings for freight procurement, where numerous data sources can be integrated and decision-making processes automated, and marine terminal operating systems as an integral node for shipments. In The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, insights are shared into the cold chain industry where companies respond to increasing quality demands, and how European governments are innovatively responding to challenges of cross-border eCommerce. People are a vital element of the digital transformation and must be on board to drive change. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution explains how executives can create sustainable impact and how competencies can be managed in the digital age - especially for sales executives who require urgent upskilling to remain relevant. Best practices are shared for organizational culture change, drawing on studies among senior leaders from the US, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, and for managing strategic alliances with logistics service providers to offset risks and create cross-functional, cross-company transparency. The Digital Transformation of Logistics: Demystifying Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution provides realistic insights, a ready-to-use knowledge base, and a working vocabulary about current activities and emerging trends of the Logistics industry. Intended readers are supply chain professionals working for manufacturing, trading, and freight forwarding companies as well as students and all interested parties.

Pathway of digital transformation in logistics

Pathway of digital transformation in logistics

Author: Junge, Anna Lisa

Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin

ISBN: 9783798330948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

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The research study “Pathway of Digital Transformation in Logistics” deals with today’s logistics challenges, which are increasing speed and the integration of real-time information for data-driven services, implementing new organizational and leadership structures as well as the need for finding approaches for cooperation with new actors such as start-ups or tech companies. Therefore, the study examines four thematic building blocks central to current developments in logistics: technologies, including platforms, and data-driven services as tools and leadership and organization, as well as open innovation as enablers. The research approach is twofold. First, we investigate the four topics by means of an online questionnaire answered by 120 international participants. Second, a Delphi workshop with 32 logistics experts from industry and LSP reveals further evaluations of success factors and barriers for future developments in logistics. The study describes findings how companies move forward on the path of digital transformation towards smart logistics by presenting and discussing best practice concepts and future developments in logistics. Die Forschungsstudie "Pathway of Digital Transformation in Logistics" beschäftigt sich mit aktuellen Herausforderungen in der Logistik: zunehmende Geschwindigkeit und die Integration von Echtzeitdaten für datengetriebene Services, Implementierung neuer Organisations- und Führungsstrukturen sowie die Notwendigkeit, Ansätze für die Zusammenarbeit mit neuen Akteuren wie Start-ups oder Technologieunternehmen zu finden. Daher untersucht die Studie vier thematische Bausteine, die für aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Logistik zentral sind: Technologien, einschließlich Plattformen, und datengesteuerte Services als Werkzeuge und Führung und Organisation sowie Open Innovation als Enabler. Der Forschungsansatz ist zweigeteilt. Zunächst untersuchen wir die vier Themen anhand eines Online-Fragebogens, der von 120 internationalen Teilnehmenden beantwortet wurde. Zweitens ergibt ein Delphi-Workshop mit 32 Logistikexpert/innen aus Industrie und Logistikdienstleistung weitere Erkenntnisse über Barrieren und Erfolgsfaktoren für zukünftige Entwicklungen in der Logistik. Die Studie präsentiert Ergebnisse, wie Unternehmen auf dem Weg der digitalen Transformation zur intelligenten Logistik voranschreiten, indem sie Best-Practice-Konzepte und zukünftige Entwicklungen in der Logistik vorstellt und diskutiert.

Conceptualizing and capturing digital transformation’s customer value – a logistics and supply chain management perspective

Conceptualizing and capturing digital transformation’s customer value – a logistics and supply chain management perspective

Author: Junge, Anna Lisa

Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin

ISBN: 9783798331778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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This thesis aims to add knowledge that contributes to answering the question of how digital transformation technologies can contribute to increasing customer value in logistics and supply chain management (L&SCM), and how manufacturing companies can mindfully use them. The output of the thesis is an architectural framework that proposes performance components, approaches and methodologies that can help in capturing this customer value. To build the basis for such a framework, this research first deduces and presents the underlying definition of digital transformation and describes its potential for, as well as current barriers for its application in, L&SCM. The study uses a systematic literature review to identify nine underlying digital transformation technology bundles. These are: auto-identification technologies; information and communication technologies; the cloud; cyber physical systems; analytics; distributed ledger; automation technologies; augmented and virtual reality; and additive manufacturing. These technologies served as inputs for a nominal group technique workshop aiming to conceptualize the dimensions of customer value based on the technologies. The derived dimensions are information disclosure, time, product/production, service/assistance, quality, choice options, and planning. Based on these findings, this thesis presents an impact assessment for customer-based L&SCM performance. The three-plus-one customer value propositions are availability, servitization, co-creation, and cognition as enhancement. Expert interviews provide the data for the architectural framework for capturing customer value based on digital transformation technologies in L&SCM. The six dimensions covered are the customer value proposition; the value portfolio; scope of collaboration; human resource management and organization; performance management; as well as the (re-)adjusting value assessment. The main scientific contribution lies in conceptualizing the customer value for L&SCM based on digital transformation technologies whereas the architectural framework constitutes the main practical contributions. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die Frage zu beantworten, wie digitale Transformationstechnologien dazu beitragen und bewusst eingesetzt werden können, um den Kundennutzen in Logistik und Supply Chain Management (L&SCM) von produzierenden Unternehmen zu erhöhen. Das Ergebnis ist ein architektonischer Rahmen, der Leistungskomponenten, Ansätze und Methoden vorschlägt, wie dieser Kundenmehrwert erfasst und umgesetzt werden kann. Um die Grundlage für das Framework zu schaffen, leitet diese Arbeit zunächst die zugrunde liegende Definition für digitale Transformation ab und beschreibt deren Potentiale sowie die aktuellen Barrieren für L&SCM. Die relevanten neun digitalen Transformationstechnologiebündel werden auf Basis einer systematischen Literaturanalyse identifiziert. Es handelt sich um Technologien zur automatischen Identifizierung, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien, Cloud, cyberphysikalische Systeme, Analytics, Distributed Ledger, Automatisierungstechnologien, Augmented und Virtual Reality sowie Additive Fertigung. Diese Technologien dienen als Input für einen Nominal Group Technique-Workshop, der darauf abzielt, die Dimensionen des Kundennutzens auf der Grundlage dieser Technologien zu konzeptualisieren. Die abgeleiteten Dimensionen sind Informationsverfügbarkeit, Zeit, Produkt/Produktion, Service und Assistenzsysteme, Qualität, Auswahlmöglichkeiten und Planung. Auf der Grundlage dieser Ergebnisse wird ein Einflussmodell für kundenorientierte L&SCM Leistungen vorgestellt. Die drei plus eins Kundenwertversprechen sind Verfügbarkeit, Service, Ko-Kreation und Kognition als Zusatzkomponente bzw. Erweiterung. Experteninterviews dienen als Datenbasis für das architektonische Framework zur Erfassung des Kundennutzens auf der Grundlage digitaler Transformationstechnologien in L&SCM. Die sechs abgedeckten Dimensionen sind das Kundenwertversprechen, das Wertportfolio, Kollaboration, Personalmanagement und Organisation, Leistungsmanagement sowie die Erfassung und Bewertung des Kundenwertes. Der wichtigste wissenschaftliche Beitrag liegt in der Konzeption des Kundennutzens für L&SCM auf der Grundlage digitaler Transformationstechnologien, während der wichtigste praktische Beitrag in dem architektonischen Framework zu sehen ist.

Technological Transformation: A New Role For Human, Machines And Management

Technological Transformation: A New Role For Human, Machines And Management

Author: Hanno Schaumburg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030644307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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This proceedings book contains 21 articles that arouse the greatest interest among experts from academia, industry and scientific experts in the area of the structural transformation of industrial and economic systems on a new technological base. V Scientific International Conference «Technological Transformation: A New Role for Human, Machines and Management (TT-2020)» was held on 16–18 September 2020 in St. Petersburg at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The conference aimed to discuss the results of system studies on the key drivers and consequences of wide digitalization in various sectors of the economy and industry, as well as in the service sector. Topics were presented: New industrial base, Virtual engineering, Diffusion of technology, Digital infrastructure, Supercomputers, Cyberphysical interface and Informatics of cognitive processes, Convergence, harmonization and integration of artificial and natural intelligence, Changing social and economic landscape and new management systems, Digital technologies in logistics, Cyberphysical systems and artificial intelligence.

Managing the Digital Transformation

Managing the Digital Transformation

Author: Maciel M. Queiroz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000819694

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

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This book provides the key technologies involved in an organization’s digital transformation. It offers a deep understanding of the key technologies (Blockchain, AI, Big Data, IoT, etc.) involved and details the impact, the decision-making process, and the interplay between technologies, business models, and operations. Managing the Digital Transformation: Aligning Technologies, Business Models, and Operations provides frameworks and models to support digital transformation projects. The book presents the importance of digital transformation as a resilience approach to the operations processes and business models. It covers the essential elements integrating the technology, the organizations, the operations, and supply chain management used to move toward digital transformation. Concepts and mini-case studies are included to provide a deeper understanding of digital transformation projects with a holistic view. The book also examines the role that digital transformation plays with consideration of inter-organizational and intra-organizational capabilities, along with the role of digital culture, the worker’s skills, business models, reconfiguration, as well as an operations optimization angle. Practitioners, consultants, governments, managers, scholars, and anyone interested in digital transformation will find the contents of this book very useful.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management

Author: Michela Pellicelli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323855334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management offers a roadmap to all areas of supply chain management, with the idea of ecosystem as a center of gravity. The book describes the impact of Internet-driven global information and communication systems in enhancing supply chain management processes. It analyzes six building blocks of supply chain management, including consumer focus and demand, resource and capacity management, procurement and purchasing, inventory management, operation management, and distribution management. The book concludes by presenting the principal innovative solutions available now, or in the future, for managing and increasing the efficiency of supply chains. As supply chains are evolving toward an ecosystem that incorporates a wide range of digital technologies such as the cloud, big data, the Industrial Internet of Services, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and many more, this book is an ideal resource. Provides balanced, state-of-the-art coverage on emerging technological innovations and their applications Includes numerous case studies that offer different perspectives on the integration of technologies in the supply chain Describes the impact of Internet-driven global information and communication systems in enhancing supply chain management processes

Handbook of Research on Disruptive Innovation and Digital Transformation in Asia

Handbook of Research on Disruptive Innovation and Digital Transformation in Asia

Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799864783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 661

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With new technologies constantly being created, implemented, and sold, it is a robust opportunity for companies to hop on board with the latest digital trends. With the business world undergoing rapid changes and advancements in current times, the transformation process has been rapid and the disruptions significant. This has created a culture of innovation and a plethora of available business opportunities, especially when focused on Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Along with these innovative technologies and new opportunities in the business world comes challenges and trends within the Asian region that require more attention and advanced research to fully understand this digital transformation era and the resulting impacts, challenges, and solutions. The Handbook of Research on Disruptive Innovation and Digital Transformation in Asia addresses key topics for understanding business opportunities in Asia, covering a variety of challenges and nations in the Asian region from technological disruption and innovation to connectivity and economic corridors in Asia, Islamic finance and tourism, and more. Due to its innovative topics and approaches, geographical focus, and methodologies, the chapters provide readers with a unique value in bringing new perspectives to understanding emerging businesses and challenges in Asia. This book is ideal for professors in academia, deans, students, politicians, policymakers, corporate heads of firms, senior general managers, managing directors, information technology directors and managers, and researchers.

Global Competitiveness: Business Transformation in the Digital Era

Global Competitiveness: Business Transformation in the Digital Era

Author: Ade Gafar Abdullah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

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The proceedings of the "Economics and Business Competitiveness International Conference" (EBCICON) provides a selection of papers, either research results or literature reviews, on business transformation in the digital era. Nine major subject areas, comprising accounting and governance, customer relations, entrepreneurship, environmental issues, finance and investment, human capital, industrial revolution 4.0, international issues, and operations and supply chain management are presented in the proceedings. These papers will provide new insights into the knowledge and practice of business and economics in the digital era. Therefore, parties involved in business and economics such as academics, practitioners, business leaders, and others will be interested in the contents of the proceedings.

Challenges and Solutions in the Digital Economy and Finance

Challenges and Solutions in the Digital Economy and Finance

Author: Anna Rumyantseva

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031144103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

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This volume presents the proceedings of the 4th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Digital Economy and Finances (DEFIN22) at the Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics (UMTE), which took place in March 2022. It includes the newest research on the impact of new digital technologies on the growth and capitalization of companies and the labor market. The volume discusses the problems of situational modeling of economic processes and the creation of "digital twins" of enterprises. The contributions analyse how big data and artificial intelligence technologies are shaping the financial markets.

Trust, Organizations and the Digital Economy

Trust, Organizations and the Digital Economy

Author: Joanna Paliszkiewicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000455410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Trust is a pervasive catalyst of human and business relationships that has inspired interest in researchers and practitioners alike. It has been shown to enhance engagement, communication, organizational performance, and online activities. Despite its role to cultivate cooperation, knowledge-sharing, and innovation, trust through digital means or even trust in digital media has presented new opportunities and challenges in society. Examples include a wider and faster dissemination of trust-influencing messages, and richer options of digital cues that engage, disrupt, or even transform how trust is formulated. Despite that, trust helps people to live through risky and uncertain situations, and the many capabilities enabled on the digital platforms have made the formation and sustaining of trust very different compared to traditional means. Trust in today’s digital environment plays an important role and is intertwined with concepts including reliability, quality, and privacy. This book aims to bring together the theory and practice of trust in the new digital era and will present theoretical and practical foundations. Trust is not given; we must work to build it, but it is a very fragile and intangible asset once built. It is easy to destroy and challenging to rebuild. Researchers, academics, and students in the fields of management, responsibility, and business ethics will gain knowledge on trust and related concepts, learn about the theoretical underpinnings of trust and how it sustains itself through digital dissemination, and explore empirically validated practice regarding trust and its related concepts.

Digital Supply Networks: Transform Your Supply Chain and Gain Competitive Advantage with Disruptive Technology and Reimagined Processes

Digital Supply Networks: Transform Your Supply Chain and Gain Competitive Advantage with Disruptive Technology and Reimagined Processes

Author: Amit Sinha

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1260458199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Deliver unprecedented customer value and seize your competitive edge with a transformative digital supply network Digital tech has disrupted life and business as we know it, and supply chain management is no exception. But how exactly does digital transformation affect your business? What are the breakthrough technologies and their capabilities you need to know about? How will digital transformation impact skills requirements and work in general? Do you need to completely revamp your understanding of supply chain management? And most importantly: How do you get started? Digital Supply Networks provides clear answers to these and many other questions. Written by an experienced team comprised of Deloitte consultants and leading problem-driven scholars from a premier research university, this expert guide leads you through the process of improving operations building supply networks, increasing revenue, reimagining business models, and providing added value to customers, stakeholders, and society. You’ll learn everything you need to know about: Stages of development, roles, capabilities, and the benefits of DSN Big data analytics including its attributes, security, and authority Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, robotics, and the Internet of Things Synchronized planning, intelligent supply, and digital product development Vision, attributes, technology, and benefits of smart manufacturing, dynamic logistics, and fulfillment A playbook to guide the digital transformation journey Drawing from real world-experience and problem-driven academic research, the authors provide an in-depth account of the transformation to digitally connected supply networks. They discuss the limitations of traditional supply chains and the underlying capabilities and potential of digitally-enabled supply flows. The chapters burst with expert insights and real-life use cases grounded in tomorrow’s industry needs. Success in today’s hyper-competitive, fast-paced business landscape, characterized by the risk of black swan events, such as the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic, requires the reimagination and the digitalization of complex demand-supply systems, more collaborative and connected processes, and smarter, more dynamic data-driven decision making―which can only be achieved through a fully integrated Digital Supply Network.