Digital supply networks transform the future

Mastering new technologies, processes can create a competitive advantage

By Ednilson Bernardes, Amit Sinha, Rafael Calderon and Thorsten Wuest

Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from the authors’ book, Digital Supply Networks(McGraw-Hill, 2020).

One of the topics at the forefront of current managerial thought and action has been digital transformation. A casual perusal of news outlets, professional magazines or industry leadership-oriented gatherings reveals the pervasiveness of the concept, which we conceive of as the reimagination of end-to-end business processes enabled by digital technologies to create and deliver significantly more value. Digital transformation comes in the wake of the current wave of technological progress, typically referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.


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