ew 18: e21

Research Article

Trends in digitization of the supply chain: A brief literature review

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164113,
        author={Jose Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo and Scarlett Hartmann},
        title={Trends in digitization of the supply chain: A brief literature review},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={Supply chain digitization, ERPs, big data, digital twins, supply chain management},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164113}
    }
    
  • Jose Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo
    Scarlett Hartmann
    Year: 2020
    Trends in digitization of the supply chain: A brief literature review
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164113
Jose Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo1,*, Scarlett Hartmann1
  • 1: Universidad Panamericana. Facultad de Ingenieria. Augusto Rodin 498, Ciudad de Mexico, 03920, Mexico
*Contact email: jmarmolejo@up.edu.mx

Abstract

The latest advances in technology, reflected as the Industrial Revolution 4.0, have forced the digitization of supply chains and logistics in general. Only companies that can prepare for and embrace change will survive in the new business environment. Businesses in industries that do not adapt to the new rules of the game will become obsolete in market share. The transformation of a supply and logistics chain, from an old model to a digital one, requires strict organization. It is a great effort on a human level, with the ease of requiring low operating costs. The reward for achieving this change is openness to a global business, where the possibilities grow exponentially and proportionally with the capacity of the available work team. Big data emerges as the beginning of the digitization of supply chains and logistics in the global world. The new environment requires a permanent update of the services software based on market needs. Generally, this does not imply changing technology immediately. However, the goal is to be ready for evolution when a novelty means improvement. This paper briefly presents the evolution of supply chains in the digital context of operational functions.