The Augmented Supply Chain

Massimo Merlino, Ilze Sproge

Procedia Engineering (1877-7058), Vol. 178, pp. 308-318 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.053
Keywords: supply chain, big data, robotics, artificial intelligence

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Supply Chain processes must augment and change with massive injection of new technologies, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data approach, and contemporarily become more sustainable, considering the growing environmental challenges. This paper explores the main technological changes and the most advanced cases in sustainable Supply Chain. From Materials Handling to Production and Distribution, big data and robotics will change conditions and push further efficiency and customer service levels. After a general overview of the present and future trends in these areas, some practical case and experiences will be quoted.