Digitization in the supply chain.
JUL 02, 2020
It is not surprising that e-commerce in Mexico has grown since the health crisis caused by Covid-19. However, there are companies that have not joined the digital transformation anywhere across their operation and strategy, whether for lack of resources or knowledge about this trend.
What is the risk of not being online? Staying out of business. It sounds rough, but with a world that is progressing more and more technologically, you must go with the flow.
As the phases of the health crisis pass by, the dynamism across different economic sectors also advances, which is impacting the reaction of all businesses throughout the global supply chain.
The immediate impact on the manufacturing industry depends on the sector. But we have seen changes caused by shifts on consumer behavior, such like sudden pauses or boosts on production, so it is essential to find new ways to operate more efficiently as an answer to these changes and integrating new technologies is the way to go.
Technology and the systematization of processes have modernized one of the most important logistics tasks for companies: inventories. This was already happening before the crisis, but now it is becoming a necessity.
Currently, there are various specialized methods, software and tasks in this area like training for employees who will operate the system, technical support, maintenance, advanced configurations, among others. As you can see, digitizing not only requires some technical projects but also changes on organization, teamwork and strategy.
All these efforts pay off with benefits such as greater efficiency, cost savings, better planning, greater utility, among others that create not only a more efficient and intelligent supply chain but one better prepared to the changes and disruptions that might come ahead in the future.
Digitization and automation bring enormous opportunities, and if companies don't want to be left behind, they need to act now. A company with smart assets connects its physical to the digital world, increasing productivity, efficiency, visibility and innovation.
It is important to see digitization as a process of evolution, not of one-time-change but of constant transformation. It is ideal to start small, observing and celebrating each step in order to understand what must be followed.
Are you already in the digital transformation? We will talk more about this topic next week.