Supply Chain and Logistics: expertise with high stakes for businesses
Published on 03/20/2018
NEOMA BS will attend the International Week of Transport and Logistics (SITL 2018) from March 20 to 23 in Paris. It is THE meeting for professionals in the transport and logistics industry that brings together all the products and services specific to merchandise transport and the logistics chain.
With the ports on the Seine River avenue (Le Havre, Rouen and Paris) and the many logistics platforms set up in Reims, the major demand of businesses in our regions encouraged us to develop an expertise programme focused on Supply Chain.
Therefore, by relying on MOBIS, our research institute, which has been working with the players in the logistics chain since 2007, we now offer a Masters of Digital Science and Innovative Supply Chain (for the 2018 start of the academic year in October) to prepare students for professions in project management and supply chain digital transformation consulting. Also, our Mobility Accelerator, created in January, will help start-ups and support economic development.
Interview with Jérome Verny
Founder and Scientific Director of MOBIS,
Director of the MSc in Digital & Innovative Supply Chain
Professor in the department of Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Decision-Making at NEOMA BS
Why are you attending the STIL?
The idea is to be in contact with the people who are creating solutions and all the initiatives, in particular those concerning information technologies and systems designed for supply chain in a broad sense (WMS, TMS, etc. and traceability and automation tools).
What are the prospects of the sector and the expectations of buyers of transport, logistics and intralogistics solutions?
The solutions must respond to several concerns: visibility, reliability, resilience and sustainability.
In general, if you have an IT outlook, the trends overall lean towards solutions responding to a general goal. “The right information, synchronised for all the players in the extended supply chain, re-employable for strategic and operational management”:
• Guarantee and ensure the reliability of input data.
• Have a sufficiently robust, scalable and accessible information system to process, analyse and synchronise data (big data analytics, cloud)
• Compile/contextualise data (data visualization, simulation)
• Use data for management (automation, robotisation for example)
The key technologies are Cloud computing, Big data, IoT and potentially I.A., Virtual reality and augmented reality.
How do you prepare for these new challenges?
That depends on the level of a business’ development on the issue. But generally, you could advise companies to:
1. Surround themselves with digital transformation specialists
2. Encourage individual and collective transformation initiatives at all levels
3. Spur on innovation, particularly breakthrough innovation
Learn more at:
- Master of Science Digital & Innovative Supply Chain at NEOMA BS
- MOBIS Research Institute
- NEOMA Mobility Accelerator