Next generation supply chains: Making the right decisions about digitalisation

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 and deliver outcomes that best support corporate strategy.

This executive briefing is intended to support supply chain strategists in making robust decisions in technology investments across the end-to-end supply chain.


  • Consider potential applications of new technologies across the end-to-end supply chain
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in your supply chain strategy where technology can add significant value
  • Consider ten supply chain scenarios that will help you to make robust decisions on where you should be focusing efforts for the best chance of success
  • Review some of the challenges facing organisations, covering both the risks and rewards as well as the skills and technology gaps and barriers to progress
Diagram from IfM research showing ten future digital supply chain scenarios
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IfM Engage, the knowledge transfer arm of the Institute for Manufacturing, provides resources, training and consultancy for people and organisations across the world. Many of the tools and approaches we use support leadership teams in multinational organisations with supply chain transformation initiatives.