Strong leadership is necessary to drive the transformational change required to build and apply digital capabilities across organizations. Digital transformation in the supply chain is a leadership problem first and foremost. This book draws out some of the key digital business strategies supply chain leaders must become familiar with as they take on the responsibilities of leading transformations within their firms.
The central rationale of the book is to establish a clear business case for the performance shifts and opportunities of the Digital Supply Chain. The benefits of a digital supply chain for firms can be summarized as uniquely reducing the amount of trade-off between costs and customer satisfaction. The challenges, complexity, and management involved in transforming to a digital supply chain have slowed many firms in their implementation. The key to unlocking this value and advantage is a new, robust, and digitally aware supply chain leadership mindset. It will provide readers with a practical Digital Supply Chain Leadership Road Map that will accelerate actions in technology, analytics, talent and business models. The road map to digital transformation will step the reader through these critical dimensions and illustrate how they can support their own organizational transformation by developing greater levels of maturity.
This book will be most valued by supply chain leaders in medium to large scale organizations, as well as consultants and academics interested in digital business and supply chain transformation. The book will also be valuable for students studying digital transformation, supply chain, and operations.
Table of Contents
1. What is the Digital Supply Chain? 2. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain. 3. Demand Management, Forecasting and Stimulating Demand. 4. Leading a Demand-Driven Supply Chain. 5. Digital Supply Chain Talent and Organizational Strategies. 6. Digital Supply Chain Technology Management. 7. Understanding and Managing Digital Supply Chain Risks. 8. Becoming an End-to-End Integrated Supply Chain. 9. Leading and Developing a Transformation Action Plan. 10. The Supply Chain Leadership Mindset.
David B. Kurz is Associate Clinical Professor in the Management Department of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, USA.
Murugan Anandarajan is Professor of MIS at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, USA.