DIGITAL supply chains

There is no doubt that we have entered a new era of technological development with the emergence of digitalization in our personal life as well as in our professional activities.

The connected objects, artificial intelligence, the big data, robotics, the cloud, mobility and 3D printing are revolutionizing business models while changing the landscape in which businesses operate. They have little choice but to react, adapt and engage in this approach to insure sustainability and avoid being "uberized".

Digitization is not the sole province of developed countries or large companies only, as well as it is not an effect of mode, but a movement that is speeding up and whose main objectives are to improve the customer experience, strengthen the operational efficiency, develop collaborations and, ultimately, reshape the access to information.

Although digitalization offers a lot of benefits and opportunities thanks to the advent of new products, services or processes, this mutation often faces reluctance and resistance to the changes it provokes. Therefore, it is essential to implement a suitable organization and involve adequate actors, both internally and externally.

This third edition of Tangier Logistics Days is definitely oriented around the issues and impacts of the digitalization of the supply chain, a topic which today mobilizes the attention of all actors, shippers, service providers and institutions.

Undoubtedly, digitalization has been in vogue in recent years. It has been talked about in the supply chain sector as well and with good reason, it has been a major factor in its evolution and brought a great number of changes in the industry’s day to day activity

Steering a supply chain requires first and foremost to manage information in a complex environment. Digitization seems perfectly outlined but what about today and tomorrow? What improvements in the working methods and the decision-making process? How to make the most out of the different digital technologies?