Self-Driving Supply Chain

13:00 - 13:35

  • The dream scenario of “self-driving” supply chains where demand signal flows upstream in the chain seamlessly synchronized with product flow - from raw material supplier to factory to warehouse to customer- without human involvement is not far from reality.
  • New data, better processing power, and more sophisticated analytical algorithms are starting to create seismic shifts in how the supply chain will operate in the future.
  • This is the new source of competitive advantage in supply chain and manufacturing and the first who will successfully develop and implement these digital solutions will be the winner before it will become an industry commodity.

Alessandro de Luca, Chief Information Officer, Healthcare, Merck