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

  • 5h 7m
  • Amit Sinha, Ednilson Bernardes, Rafael Calderon, Thorsten Wuest
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2020

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.

About the Authors

Amit Sinha is a leader at Deloitte Consulting Enterprise Performance team with 16 years of experience in leading supply chain transformation, enterprise architecture, technology adoption, and organization change management. He has led numerous business transformation projects for global organizations and has authored multiple books and research papers in the areas of supply chain management, integrated business planning, intelligent enterprises, and SCM talent. He is currently leading various initiatives and assignments related to digital supply networks and digital transformations for generating value to the firm, employees, stakeholders, and societies.

Dr. Ednilson Bernardes is a professor and coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program at West Virginia University. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Journal of Business Logistics. He is associate editor of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.

Rafael Calderon is a principal at Deloitte Consulting, U.S. He has 20 years of industry and consulting experience helping global companies drive operations performance through large scale growth and efficiency initiatives. He has worked extensively with global multi-matrixed organizations, helping them become more agile, growth oriented and able to embrace the advent of omni channel while managing operational costs and asset efficiency.

Dr. Thorsten Wuest is an assistant professor at West Virginia University and J. Wayne and Kathy Richards Faculty Fellow in Engineering at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. His research emphasizes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach towards analysis and optimization. His work has been featured in Forbes, Futurism, the World Economic Forum, CBC Radio, World Manufacturing Forum, and numerous academic journals.

In this Book

  • Digital Transformation and its Impact on Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Supply Network
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning, AI, and Robotics
  • End-to-End Transparency and Trust Through Blockchain
  • Synchronized Planning
  • Digital Product Development
  • Intelligent Supply
  • Smart Manufacturing and Intelligent Asset Management
  • Dynamic Fulfillment
  • Connected Customer
  • Workforce, Skill Changes, and Social Impact
  • DSN Transformation Playbook
  • Use Cases