KPMG’s recent Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey 2014 delves into a number of business topics, including supply chain management and operations. One of the more interesting findings? KPMG data found that a clear majority of respondents indicated that the supply chain is the top area in which they’ll increase investments over the next 12 months.
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The customer benefit is clear: the convenience of shopping from home and the instant gratification of picking up just what you wanted from a nearby store, rather than hunting around—wasting time and energy—for the right product in the right size, color, etc. And the business benefit? Happy customers are good for business—and in the digital economy, a happy customer is one whose shopping experience has been transparent, flexible and most of all, convenient.
As much as it’s billed as the wave of the future, the Internet of Things is here and now, and it’s been benefiting the enterprise in the form of machine to machine (M2M) integration for years. In one such application, DSI taps into the capabilities of the Internet of Things to automate the fuel delivery process for Eastern Propane.
What Is a Mobile Supply Chain?
The technology-driven digital economy is changing everything about the way we work. As a result, companies are under increasing pressure to not just optimize their processes and supply chains, but transform them to better meet regulatory requirements, gain (and maintain) a competitive advantage and adapt to continually changing business environments that demand more robust levels of visibility, traceability and connectivity.
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To accommodate new customer expectations and supplier strategies, the supply chain must transform from a fixed, linear process with the customer at the end to a dynamic, omni-channel process centered on the customer. A mobile supply chain provides the visibility and agility across your existing enterprise systems to make this happen. It’s the strategy and the tools that enable the mobile execution—and optimization—of your business processes. In this session, DSI’s CTO, Gordon Van Huizen, revealed why the mobile supply chain is the critical link between today’s digital customer and an agile value chain.