CA new research conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) indicates that while US shippers are are increasingly aware of the benefits of digital supply networks (DSN) but many “remain in the early phases” of adoption.
The study, “Embracing a digital future: How manufacturers can unlock the transformative benefits of digital supply networks,” reveals a disconnect between executives’ opinions of their DSN efforts and actual implementation.
The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least “above average” compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions. The survey results also suggest that end-to-end supply chain transparency is the No. 1 operational goal for many manufacturers, as it represents the key to significant efficiency gains, yet only 6 percent of survey respondents are part of a manufacturing ecosystem in which every member of the ecosystem can see each other’s data.