Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy for Your Supply Chain
Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy for Your Supply Chain
Digital is a key priority for most supply chain leaders, but less than half have defined or plan to implement a supply chain digital transformation roadmap. Supply chain digital transformation is proven to drive growth, mitigate risk, and optimize costs, but requires strong alignment between business and supply chain strategy to succeed.

Covid-19 had a cascading effect over the entire world, disrupting and destroying countless lives and shutting down a number of businesses. Amidst the hardships and disruption, there is still a silver lining. There were tons of opportunities created, and it began a new era of digitalization and virtual mediums, forcing every organization across the world to implement digital strategies into their businesses and daily life.

Here are some insights to better illustrate the key steps towards a successful digital transformation and the benefits of crafting a digital transformation strategy for your supply chain:

Identify Inefficiencies That Hampers Growth

Digitalization has become the heart of all the organizations in today’s world. Digitalization occupies a more significant percentage, a growth-oriented business mindset lies at the center of successful digitalization. Worldwide, companies are spending a large share of their budget on technology and services that enable the digital transformation of businesses in manufacturing, supplying, products, and organization operations. It is not an option anymore; companies have to shift to digital transformation initiatives that will increase revenue and scale growth.

For instance, generally, you sell 200 orders per month, and now you want to scale it up to 1000. Usually, you would think to increase your staff and employees to produce more and need more staff to manage the order. Well, let me tell you the answer is NO. You don’t need more employees and staff to generate more orders per month. All you need is technology and digital transformation.

Instead of manually taking orders, preparing invoices, and manually recording each of them, integrate solutions that allow inventory management, export it into a machine-readable format, and upload it at the place you need just with a single click. This will reduce your manual labor, human errors and will save you time and cost.

Your organization will transform a time-consuming process into a successful digital initiative that will effectively increase your orders and revenue by developing and shifting to online models.

Set Realistic and Measurable Goals for Your Automated Process

When you start with any new thing or process, you first ask “what is the goal” and “what is the purpose” of making these changes and shifts. Here, the goal and purpose are to grow and scale the retail presence by increasing sales and profit. Shifting and connecting to an automated process is smart, but moving forward without a set goal will lead to nothing but failure. Having a goal-driven strategy will help you to work with full efficiency and potential.

By leveraging HubBroker’s integrations solutions, many organizations have automated integrating orders and automated invoices. Our solutions helped them accelerate their order quantity and improved their cash flow.

Implementing a digital transformation strategy would be extremely easy when you have set realistic goals and measurable goals. Here are some things that will help you get started;

  • Talk to your retail customers. Measure if you are satisfied with the received orders and accuracy. How can you increase visibility and provide order details that your customers can rely on?

  • Talk to your end customer. Know your customers’ expectations, what they want to improve, and what your customers like the most about you.

  • Evaluate the competition by knowing and observing how they are serving their customers. Remember, your potential customers might be shopping there, so closely monitor your competition.

Evolve with Changing Priorities of Your Customers

Along with identifying internal inefficiencies and implementing the right measures, it also requires a consumer-centric focus. During the period of disruption, it is crucial to ensure that you’re engaged and plugged in with your customers.

Thanks to automation and technology, organizations ensured that their primary retail customers relied on orders and shipping tracking to their end-consumers. Especially in times of uncertainty, customers want systems and services they can depend on.

Digital transformation has multiple aspects, an ongoing and iterative process. Modern supply chains operate in an uncertain environment and in a world that has accelerated digitalization and automation. Thoroughly assess your internal operations, integrate them with digital tools to accommodate consumers’ and employees’ needs, attach goals and propose with it and make sure you keep evolving and evaluating with the changing trends.

Leverage our solutions to unlock data and integrate digitalization across your enterprise. Contact us today to know more about the digital transformation strategies and how we can help scale your business.