How to achieve the automation goals of your company ?

For this week’s blast, our team of experts chose to focus on automation, a big part of what we do here at Vekia, an important part of supply chain management.

Supply Chain Automation has been a growing trend for several years, and supply professionals in the field are investing more and more in technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Machine Learning and so on.

In 2019, 23% of warehouse managers already acquired new automation technology [1], and 50% of large global companies planned to use AI [2], advanced analytics and IoT in supply chains by 2018.

However, business-process automation is not an easy shift, and there are some factors that can help achieve the automation goal of the companies.

Here a three tips from our experts you can apply when it comes to the automation of your supply chain :

1. Make Automation a strategic priority. 

Align the automation strategy with the overall business strategy of the company and make it a priority in the strategic planning process. 

2. Focus on people as much as on technology.

Adopt a Human-in-the-loop strategy. This implies employee training, involvement of communication function while implementing an automation process, capability building, etc. 

3. Setting tangible objectives.

Identify the processes are relevant to automate and establish key performance indicators to track the impact of automation effort. 

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