This week Stephen Laaper, writing for, discusses how digital is “transforming supply chains in virtually every industry, creating value in new ways and fundamentally changing how supply chains operate” in his article Supplying The Supply Chain. Laaper says it’s not the first time technology has transformed the supply chain. “It’s easy to forget that the supply chain function pioneered a wide range of foundational digital technologies, from bar codes and MRP/ERP systems to mobile devices, eprocurement and advanced analytical software for planning and optimization,” he says. “However, things are now coming full circle as digital innovations from those other business areas are being used to help transform all three phases of supply chain’s digital information loop.”

What are the three phases?  Check out Laaper’s article for details, then connect with us on LinkedIn & Twitter to tell us how IT is working for your supply chain.

By: Tara Ann Neville