Track: Undergraduate Student Paper Competition
The ongoing pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains globally. The international lockdowns still happening have contributed to the bottlenecks seen in the flow of raw materials and finished goods and the disruptions seen in manufacturing. In short, the pandemic has brought to light many overlooked vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. The most critical of these problems lies in analytics. Many major companies currently process supply chain data in the form of excel spreadsheets which has been shown to be highly problematic and holistically inefficient. This paper will examine digitalized supply chain software/dashboards and explore how major conglomerates can leverage these descriptive-analytic technologies to engage in collaborative planning with suppliers and customers and to obtain end-to-end enterprise visibility.