Key Capabilities to Thrive at the Nexus of Supply Chain Management and Digitalization

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingsConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is of crucial importance for organisational success. In the era of Digitalization, several implications and improvement potentials for SCM arise, which at the same time could lead to decreased competitiveness and could endanger long-term company success if ignored or neglected. From a practitioner’s point of view, several key capabilities are becoming necessary at the nexus of SCM and Digitalization. This paper applies a mixed method approach of practitioner interviews and focus group workshops to elaborate these key capabilities. The main results of the paper indicate that the relevance of Digitalization for SCM is realized in practice. In the form of four key capability groups, a set of fourteen concrete capabilities is condensed: 1) creation of visibility and transparency, 2) advanced data exploitation, 3) strategic consideration of exogenous trends and 4) acceleration of technological transformation. The main contribution of this paper is an empirically grounded basis for future research projects focusing on Digitalization in SCM and an overview of the capabilities required at the nexus of SCM and Digitalization from practitioners’ point of view.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2019)
Pages396-404
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIPIC 2019 - 6th International Physical Internet Conference - London, Austria
Duration: 8 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

Conference

ConferenceIPIC 2019 - 6th International Physical Internet Conference
CountryAustria
CityLondon
Period08.07.201911.07.2019

Keywords

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Digitalization
  • Digital Transformation
  • Value Networks

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Key Capabilities to Thrive at the Nexus of Supply Chain Management and Digitalization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this