In a changing and developing world with technology, every sector is moving step by step towards digitalization. The supply chain, which determines and manages the path of a product from the manufacturer to the consumer, is an industry that cannot be considered independent of technology. With the digitization of the supply chain, manufacturers have had the opportunity to promote their products all over the world. With this globalization, increasing complex customer network, increasing customer expectations and increasing diversity are coming to a level that can be controlled and improved with digitalization.  

The Importance of Supply Chain Digitization 

In today's world, change is quite rapid and the supply chain is one of the sectors most affected by this change. The supply chain should be able to keep up with and follow these changes very quickly. The supply chain, which will gain agility with digitalization, can adapt to changes quickly and follow developments closely. Reasons such as increasingly difficult competitive conditions, rapid development of technology, expansion and complexity of supply chain networks, reduced durability of shipped products suggest that supply chain strategies should be developed.  

The Necessity of Supply Chain Digitization 

It is no longer possible to continue this supply chain management, which was previously maintained manually, by this method. It is imperative that this sector, which has a direct connection with logistics, keeps up with the developing technology. In this way, it can be instantly informed of every step from sending a product sent abroad to shipping, and the instant status or delivery of the product during the transfer process and notify the customer quickly. Applications such as e-bill sending, shopping on the internet, smart contract, digital signature are examples of digitalization in the supply chain. 

The Benefits of Supply Chain Digitization 

  • The instantaneous performance of the supply chain can be better monitored and the cost can be calculated more reliably. 
  • It eliminates unnecessary stages in the process and allows the process to continue with fewer but more confident steps. 
  • By analyzing the purchasing habits of customers, appropriate changes can be provided for them. 
  • An instant solution can be produced by seeing customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction in a digital environment. 
  • The status of stocks can be monitored up-to-date and instant intervention can be performed in case of a shortage. 
  • Logistics companies can be contacted faster. 
  • Sustainability is ensured. 
  • It can more easily introduce new products to both the local and international marketplace. 

How Does the Supply Chaing Become Digitized? 

Supply chain digitization is an online element that is not physically present in the supply chain process, but is very important operantly. Companies have started to use systems realized with software by following the processes they have followed using paper and pen in digital systems at first. But this change is not limited only to the disappearance of the use of paper and the transfer of information to electronic media. In order for the supply chain to be truly digitized, all processes should be restructured, unnecessary stages should be removed, and systems should be installed that can quickly achieve the result. 

Using systems such as systems where data is backed up, internet purchases, e-invoices, and monitoring the process from these applications are the steps needed to digitize the supply chain. As Oden Logistics, we are guiding you to perform supply chain management in the most reliable and high-quality way.  

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