What is the future of the supply chain in the digital age and eco-responsibility?

March 8, 2024

La digitalisation, l'automatisation et l'intelligence artificielle peuvent révolutionner la façon dont nous gérons nos opérations de supply chain.

The supply chain has undergone many changes over the years, and will continue with the emergence of new technologies. Digitalization, automation, and artificial intelligence can revolutionize the way we manage our supply chain operations. There are also new trends aimed at raising awareness about the sustainable development of goods, services and manufacturing processes through eco-responsible practices.

Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence

Digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we work. These technologies will have a significant impact on all industries, including the supply chain, which is the backbone of any business. It's important to understand how these technologies can help an organization create better products, services, and experiences for its customers. To integrate these technologies into the supply chain strategy, it is important to:

  • Know existing technologies and understand how they can be applied to your supply chain.
  • Find use cases to implement technology in your business.

Supply chain 3.0, the eco-responsible supply chain

To become more efficient, a company's supply chain must be integrated into the organization's digital transformation process. This makes it possible to secure the processes and to gain in profitability. In addition, it allows you to have a better understanding of your customers and to gain an advantage over your competitors.

A 3.0 supply chain can take many forms; however, these new approaches share some common themes:

  • Collaboration between suppliers and customers is essential to improve response time
  • A focus on the customer experience rather than just reducing costs
  • Increased attention to lean manufacturing principles, including the elimination of waste or non-value-added activities

Innovation and creativity are the key to success, as businesses need to develop new products and services that can be delivered quickly while maintaining a high level of quality.

The customer is at the center of the new supply chain

Businesses therefore need to rethink their supply chains to make them more integrated and more efficient. They will thus be able to better adapt to the needs and expectations of customers in a rapidly changing world. It is essential that they can react quickly and flexibly if they want to remain competitive in a complex environment characterized by increased competition, changes in consumer behavior, technological developments, etc.

That's why it's critical for businesses to move away from traditional supply chain approaches. Instead, they must adopt new technologies and create a customer-centric supply chain that allows them to react quickly in order to remain competitive in a complex environment.

how Everysens can help you optimize your supply chain

Thanks to its TVMS (Transport Visibility Management System), Everysens allows the digitalization of its supply chain while making it more eco-responsible. The use of a TVMS allows customers to promote rail transport, which is currently one of the most sustainable because it provides better visibility: in particular data from rail transport, ETAs as well as delivery times. This was not the case a few years ago in the railway sector, because it was not very digitalized!

All this is possible thanks to our RALF Artificial Intelligence (click here if you want a demonstration) which will allow you to automatically plan your rail transport plan.