Digital supply chains

Systematically review your digital capabilities to prioritise the technology interventions that impact most on your supply chain operations.

Digital supply chains transformation is not about doing everything at once. Instead, organisations need to consider the scale of the opportunities across the supply chain and the risks involved, then prioritise those technology interventions that impact most on supply chain operations. By doing this they will deliver outcomes that best support corporate strategy.

Systematically review your digital supply chains to prioritise the technology interventions that impact most on your supply chain operations.

Digital supply chain transformation projects are not about doing everything at once. Instead, organisations need to consider the scale of the opportunities across the supply chain and the risks involved, then prioritise those technology interventions that impact most on supply chain operations. By doing this they will deliver outcomes that best support corporate strategy.

HOW WE CAN HELP

IfM Engage helps organisations design and implement digital supply chains transformation strategies to improve the agility, efficiency and resilience of its end-to-end manufacturing supply chains. The IfM’s Digital Supply Chains Assessment is part of a suite of capabilities and tools that support transformation projects across end-to-end supply chain operations, including e-procurement, e-commerce, last mile logistics and supply network design.

Framework for guiding digital supply chains transformation

IfM has created a framework for describing how digital technologies can transform end-to-end supply chain operations in terms of 10 future scenarios.

This framework has been used by several leading companies to understand their digital capability gap, and to ideate and prioritise the key digital transformation projects that can deliver future competitive advantage.

This framework, and the underlying research, is described in the Executive Briefing ‘Next generation supply chains: making the right decisions about digitalisation.

Framework for guiding digital supply chains transformation

IfM has created a framework for describing how digital technologies can transform end-to-end supply chain operations in terms of 10 future scenarios.

This framework has been used by several leading companies to understand their digital capability gap, and to ideate and prioritise the key digital transformation projects that can deliver future competitive advantage.

This framework, and the underlying research, is described in the Executive Briefing ‘Next generation supply chains: making the right decisions about digitalisation.

“Research-based approaches from IfM Engage have helped provide external inspiration in the formulation of our supply network strategies, enabling us to align global operations with market and technological drivers and extend our competitive advantage in best products, tailored service and full-life support.”

Haydn Powell, Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy Manager, Caterpillar

“Research-based approaches from IfM Engage have helped provide external inspiration in the formulation of our supply network strategies, enabling us to align global operations with market and technological drivers and extend our competitive advantage in best products, tailored service and full-life support.”

Haydn Powell, Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy Manager, Caterpillar

ENGAGE WITH US

Digital Supply
Chains Consortium

The Digital Supply Chains Consortium is a unique collaboration between industrial member companies and the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It brings together some of the world’s leading organisations and academics, who are focused on delivering the tools, education and insights needed for the supply chains of the future.

Consultancy
services

Our global network of supply chain experts combine the latest insights with senior level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our client’s individual objectives and draw from research, world class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and action.

Talent and capability
development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their global supply chain knowledge and skills in practice.

ENGAGE WITH US

Digital Supply Chains Consortium

The Digital Supply Chains Consortium is a unique collaboration between industrial member companies and the Institute for Manufacturing. It brings together some of the world’s -insights needed for the supply chains of the future.

Consultancy services

Consultancy services

Our global network of supply chain experts combine the latest insights with senior level industry experience. We take a collaborative approach and understand our client’s individual objectives and draw from research, world class tools and industrial knowledge to empower impactful decisions and action.

Talent capability development

Talent and capability development

Through our open and bespoke courses, individuals and teams can advance their global supply chain knowledge and skills in practice.

HOW THIS SOLUTION WAS DEVELOPED

The IfM’s Digital Supply Chain Assessment approach was developed through research at the Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), part of the Institute for Manufacturing. CIM focuses on strategic and operations management research, working closely with industrial and institutional partners.

Academic Expert: Jag Srai

FEATURED EXPERT

Paul Christodoulou

HOW THIS SOLUTION WAS DEVELOPED

The IfM’s Digital Supply Chain Assessment approach was developed through research at the Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM), part of the Institute for Manufacturing. CIM focuses on strategic and operations management research, working closely with industrial and institutional partners.

Academic Expert: Jag Srai

FEATURED EXPERT

Paul Christodoulou

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us to find out more about how we can help transform your digital supply chain by prioritising the technology interventions that impact most on supply chain operations.