Disruptive technologies have their place, but there is much to be gained by focusing on the fundamentals in supply chain operations.
Common technology themes such as big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, drones and robotics have dominated supply chain and logistics conference agendas around the world for the last five years or so. In 2018, a survey conducted by MediaPost, a global resource for media, marketing and advertising professionals, revealed ‘blockchain’ was voted as the most overrated word of the year. Are these technologies merely buzzwords, or do they have real potential to transform the supply chain sector?
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