Growth of Digital Supply Chains for SMEs Transformation

Menon, Sarath and Shah, Satya ORCID: 0000-0001-5575-7682 (2020) Growth of Digital Supply Chains for SMEs Transformation. In: IEEE Conference on Technology Management, Operations & Decisions, Nov 2020, Morocco. (In Press)

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Abstract

Over the past years supply chain has undergone a massive change, from operational function which reported to sales or manufacturing which then focused on ensuring the supply of production lines and delivery to customers, to an independent supply chain management team which is led by Chief Supply Chain Officer in some organisation. Industry 4.0 and their innovative technologies has created a disruption which requires the organisations to redesign their supply chain. Emergence of the industry 4.0 has paved the way for next level of supply chain- Digital Supply Chain. Global market leading manufacturers has positioned themselves with the world of supply chain 4.0 to meet the expectation of their end customers. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) plays has major role in supporting the global market leaders. But SMEs lacks the knowledge of significance of digitalising themselves with the extremely complex supply chain 4.0 which may lead them to losses and closures if they do not transform themselves with the latest innovative technologies and adopt digital supply chain (DSC). This paper aims to review the current literature's on digital supply chain to gain insight of current status of relevant literature's which focus on Digital transformation of supply chain within manufacturing SMEs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Institute of Management
Institute of Management > Bolton Business School
Off-Campus Division
Depositing User: Professor S.R. Shah
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 10:09
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2850

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