Chapter 8

Unlocking digital innovation: guiding principles for driving digital technology in the supply chain

Matthew Liotine,    Department of Information & Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States


Innovating supply chain operations with digital technology is a challenge for many enterprises due to ingrained barriers. Yet, innovation is a necessity that goes beyond continuous improvement. This chapter defines what innovation means and reviews the barriers typically encountered in innovating supply chain operations. It reviews the trends in innovation methods and how they can be used to drive changes in supply chain operations. Two general types of innovation are reviewed: funnel and rocket methods. ...

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