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The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over

6 February 2018

This interesting article addresses a hot topic that has been debated for a long time now. I think it’s worth addressing it in the data integration perspective, since the future supply chains will be data-driven.

Supply Chain Integration in the digital era will require more than linear thinking. You need to think “ecosystems”, network-based companies, trust, and, of course, cloud. In addition, it’s not about technology. It’s about technology AND ability to roll-out AND power to act AND top management’s support.

Supply chains are now poised for their greatest transformation yet – their reorganisation as platform-mediated ecosystems. Platform refers to the technology that enables market stakeholders, such as producers and consumers, to interact openly

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