What is the future of the supply chain in the digital and eco-responsible era?

April 24, 2023

Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence can revolutionize the way we manage our supply chain operations.

The supply chain has undergone many changes over the years, and will continue to do so with the emergence of new technologies. Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence can revolutionize the way we manage our supply chain operations. There are also new trends to raise awareness of the sustainability of goods, services and manufacturing processes through eco-friendly practices.

Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence

Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we work. These technologies will have a significant impact on all industries, including the supply chain, which is the backbone of any business. It is important to understand how these technologies can help an organization create better products, services and experiences for its customers. To integrate these technologies into the supply chain strategy, it is important to:  

  • Know what technologies exist and understand how they can be applied to its supply chain.
  • Find use cases to implement the technology in your company.

Supply chain 3.0, the eco-responsible supply chain

To gain in efficiency, a company's supply chain must be integrated into the organization's digital transformation process. This makes it possible to secure processes and to gain in profitability. Moreover, it allows to have a better understanding of its customers and to take the advantage on its competitors.

A supply chain 3.0 can take many forms; however, these new approaches share some common themes:

  • Collaboration between suppliers and customers is key to improving response time
  • A focus on the customer experience rather than just cost reduction
  • Increased attention to lean principles, including the elimination of waste or non-value added activities

Innovation and creativity are the key to success, as companies must develop new products and services that can be delivered quickly while maintaining a high level of quality.

The customer is at the center of the new supply chain

Companies must therefore rethink their supply chains to make them more integrated and efficient. This will enable them to better adapt to customer needs and expectations in a rapidly changing world. The ability to react quickly and flexibly is essential to remain competitive in a complex environment characterized by increased competition, changes in consumer behavior, technological developments, etc.

This is why it is essential for companies to move away from traditional supply chain approaches. Instead, they must embrace new technologies and create a customer-centric supply chain that allows them to react quickly to remain competitive in a complex environment.

How to Everysens can help you optimize your supply chain

Thanks to its TVMS (Transport Visibilyt Management System), Everysens allows a digitalization of its supply chain while making it more eco-responsible. The use of a TVMS allows customers to favor rail transport, which is one of the most sustainable at present, because it provides better visibility: in particular, data from rail transport, ETAs and delivery times. This was not the case a few years ago in the rail industry, because it was not very digitalized!  

All this is possible thanks to our Artificial Intelligence RALF(click here if you want a demonstration) which will automatically plan your rail transportation plan.