Our COO Sukhi Jutla was invited to a private event to moderate a roundtable discussion on the topic of ‘’Success in the data-driven supply chain’’ at City Social, Tower 42 on the 10th of October.
Sukhi has extensive experience in digitising supply chains and has also written numerous articles on this topic. Her experience enabled her to lead an engaging discussion with 20 hand-selected high profile people who work as chief digital officers and supply chain experts from FTSE 250 companies.
Topics focused on the rise of artificial intelligence, the need for more entrepreneurialism within supply chain systems and the use of blockchain in shipping products on time.
The official writeup and pictures will be released in due time by National Technology News, who hosted the event.
See below for the topics that were discussed.
Whilst the UK’s global trading routes face unprecedented political uncertainty in the form of Brexit and trade wars, the manufacturing sector is also tackling widespread digital disruption.
With digitised supply chain technology and an influx of new data rapidly gaining ground over outdated systems, businesses are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to ensure they can track this proliferation of new data sources and ensure compliance with changing customs and trading rules during and after Brexit.
However, as they attempt this, fragmentation, manual processes and legacy infrastructure have meant that many businesses are failing to harness the commercial potential locked within their data.
As a result, they are struggling to keep up with their supply chain partners and competitors in an increasingly connected world.
But global supply chains are also coming increasing regulatory pressure as well as board demands to do more with leaner infrastructure. As a result, it has never been more urgent for manufacturers to view their data in real time, and drive efficiencies from factory to shop floor in order to stay ahead.
This roundtable explored how companies are using new technologies to digitise their supply chains and overcome Brexit-related disruption by tracking orders across borders and improving overall business performance.
Topics for debate:
- How can predictive analytics and alert systems help flag potential risks and forecast changes in supply and demand?
- What role will IoT, machine learning and blockchain play in supply chain transformation?
- How can integrated information systems help maintain compliance with changing customs and trading regimes after Brexit?
- What are the risks involved in implementation of RPA?
- How can data-driven supply chains help businesses prepare for Brexit-related disruption at the border?
- What is the benefit of real time visualisation of data to track supply chain processes?
- How can automated data flows improve communication between supply chain partners?
- What are the challenges around integrating data management systems with existing EDM infrastructure?
- How is merger and acquisition-related disruption holding up supply chain connectivity and digitisation?