Supply chain digitalization: past, present and future
journal contributionposted on 17.12.2018, 14:12 by Zahra Seyedghorban, Hossein Tahernejad, Roy MeritonRoy Meriton, Gary Graham
The fourth Industrial Revolution is driving the creation of a more connected ecosystem. Organizations are now re-shaping their strategies to become increasing transparent, including their supply chain management (SCM). The area of supply chain digitalisation is starting to attract growing attention; however, its research status remains unclear. We set out this study to understand what constitutes the underlying structure of its research, what topics have been investigated, what areas need further attention, how the existing literature can be classified, and how the discipline can move forward. We applied a mixed-method approach using both quantitative and qualitative techniques to achieve this. A bibliometric analysis of 331 articles with 12709 references was first conducted followed by a qualitative content analysis. Results point at a tentative future research agenda featuring five paths: data science-enabled SCM, supply chain agility, humanizing manufacturing through digital manufacturing strategy, omni channel, and resource-based view and beyond.
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