Give Your Supply Chain the Power of Mobility

  • by Rajesh Ray, Senior Managing Consultant and SCM Product Lead, IBM Global Business Services
  • February 1, 2013
/Project Management/Mobile
Mobile applications can bring dramatic improvement in productivity, automation, and speed in the supply chain. Learn about current trends in mobility adoption as well as three categories of supply chain mobility applications.
Key Concept
Mobile applications for supply chain are a set of applications that supply chain professionals can use on their mobile devices. These applications can be office-productivity applications, supply chain process-specific applications, or industry-specific applications. They differ by complexity and the kind of business value provided.

Mobility has become the recent buzzword, and companies across industries are evaluating options to get business benefits from the adoption of this technology. While the first generation mobile apps were more productivity accelerators, increasingly companies are looking to use this technology for more serious business process transformation. There are certain industries that are at the forefront of this trend but others are gradually catching up. I discuss how mobility is changing the world of supply chain, from increasing productivity of supply chain professionals to affecting generic and industry specific supply chain processes.

Rajesh Ray

Rajesh Ray currently leads the SAP SCM product area at IBM Global Business Services. He has worked with SAP SE and SAP India prior to joining IBM. He is the author of two books on ERP and retail supply chain published by McGraw-Hill, and has contributed more than 52 articles in 16 international journals. Rajesh is a frequent speaker at different SCM forums and is an honorary member of the CII Logistics Council, APICS India chapter and the SCOR Society. 

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