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Supply chain innovation enabled by IT

Welcome back! In this week we will cover the role of Information Technologies (IT) in supply chain innovation.

Over the last decades, IT technologies have enabled supply chain innovations. The list of technologies that had a major impact on how supply chains can be organized and improved is long and impressive.

Think of the huge revolutions in storage, computing and telecommunications technologies. Or the emergence of GPS, scanning, sensors and 3D printing. And last but not least the huge software developments that have brought all kinds of possibilities to design, monitor and improve supply chain networks and operations. What is fascinating is that it seems that we have only just begun to apply the ever greater potential that ICT brings to supply chain innovation.

In this week you will first find out major ICT discoveries of the last decades. Next you will learn about current and recent ICT innovations with big impact on supply chains.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

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