While Maersk and others in the shipping and logistics industry historically have maintained profits through scaling ship size and market consolidation, new challenges require them to embrace digitalization of the supply chain in order to survive.
Rolls-Royce is the current marker leader in the wide-body aircraft segment. The intense competition in the market results in manufacturers willing to sell their products without profit, but capture significant value from the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) business driven by digital data. As a result, digital technologies not only transform Rolls-Royce’s product supply chain from initial concept to aircraft delivery, but also the company’s service offerings and aftermarket supply chain. Now the question is how can Rolls-Royce develop its existing workforce to be more adaptable, change-ready and digitally savvy?
In a highly commoditized and competitive industry such as the cement space in Latin America, digitalizing the supply chain can become a lever to boost profitability and build a sustainable competitive edge.
Nestle is leveraging digitization to modernize its cold chain. Melting ice cream and stockouts are only some of the issues that it hopes to tackle through this initiative.
Did Ford make the right decision moving production from the US to China?
Today, EMRs generated from connected ultrasound machines can give instant visibility into customer demand for expert review and enable a physician in San Francisco to be sourced as-needed to review New York City patients.  In the age of a digitalized healthcare supply chain, Cardio Edge will need to be mindful that competitors can emerge more quickly due to the advent of electronic healthcare data and smart, connected products.
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Television ratings are falling  and 95% of new television show concepts fail , but that’s about to change. Digitization is disrupting the television supply chain – and it’s not only Netflix! Data driven content selection is shifting power to the audience , improving demand prediction and accelerating content creation throughput time from months to days. Thought supply chains digitization only applied to manufacturing? Think again!
The luxury multi-national is sporting sustainability, and their products depend on it.