Climate change is the new buzzword globally. Enterprises and consumers are looking at sustainable alternatives to protect the resources. One of the tallest industries that has leapfrogged into the Green Space is Information Technology (IT). Led by the top three vis. Amazon, Google and Microsoft, this sector is handholding large multi-continent corporations to MSMEs in their Green Compute journey.
Admittedly, the move from the Third Industrial Revolution to Industry 4.0 will not be easy. While enterprises are eager to adopt advanced digital technologies (Industrial IoT, predictive analytics, AI/ML, immersive tech, and the like), a number of roadblocks remain. Nearly 70% of projects are stuck in pilot purgatory, unable to scale beyond the initial proof of concept. Less than a third of manufacturing companies are deploying Industry 4.0 solutions at scale.
It has become increasingly clear that successful businesses are the ones willing to evolve and reimagine. For most, that now means recognizing the need to operate within a complete digital ecosystem that takes advantage of the wide range of digital technologies previously unavailable.
Sustainability, much like charity, begins at home. It’s an inside out process that needs to start at the core of a business or a person. The shift toward sustainability isn’t just about how we can do things differently, it’s also about how we can think differently.
In a dynamic and rapidly evolving market, product lifecycle management (PLM) is often the crucial tool that separates the winners from the also-rans. It empowers organizations to anticipate and respond to the inevitable gusts of change that regularly sweep through every industry.
A prime example of rapid and relentless evolution is supply chain management (SCM). New technologies and innovations have significantly boosted its capabilities, and SCM is now able to deliver a lot more than what was thought possible a few years back. Here is a look at some of the exciting new developments in the world of SCM.
Traditionally, performance monitoring has been at the hardware level and involved collecting and monitoring data from the infrastructure. However, this approach fails to provide insight into the end-user’s experience and has minimal business relevance. Though, with modern digital experience monitoring (DEM) and application performance monitoring (APM) tools, enterprises are able to collect information that helps ascertain a business’ overall health, not just that of the IT layer.
Automation using robotics will also boost elastic logistics by enhancing efficiencies and productivity in warehouses, sorting centers and last-mile deliveries. Supply chain organizations are also expected to move away from a singular focus on becoming lean and cutting cost, and instead favor the building of “fail-safe elasticity” in managing demand.
The supply chain business typically has wafer-thin margins and hardly any room for expensive
errors. Over time and with ample data, industry players can create digital twins and immersive
experiences that deliver a bird’s-eye view of the entire supply chain.