The advent and interaction of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the Blockchain, Big Data, 3-D Printing and Robotics is set to have an enournous, if unpredictable, impact on supply chains. 3-D Printing will drive production closer to the point of use, Big Data will enable customers’ needs to be predicted and anticipated more accurately, the Internet of Things will enable dispersed and Blockchain technologies will provide fast, reliable transactions, asset tracking and audit trails. All of these changes will have huge implications for the manufacturing and supply chain strategies of organizations large and small in the coming years and how they will make, move and deliver products and services from supplier to consumer.
In this program you will learn:
- The key features and capabilities of the new technologies that will impact the supply chain in the coming years.
- Supply chain applications of these technologies that will deliver business value.
- Strategic considerations for business that adopt these new technologies.
- The impact of technologies on the heographical footprint and physical operations of businesses.