UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT OF SMART SUPPLY CHAIN

1 RYCIUK Urszula
Institution:
1 Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland, EU, u.ryciuk@pb.edu.pl
Conference:
CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, December 3 - 5, 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
56-62
ISBN:
978-80-87294-88-8
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
560 views / 1185 downloads
Abstract

In today's uncertain and turbulent markets, the most modern supply chains worldwide ensure real-time information exchange between partners. One could observe technological evolution that enables high level of information sharing based on smart devices and smart systems. The challenge today is to create and manage smart supply chain – supply chain full of new technologies that make possible processes automation, inventory tracking, real-time monitoring and that enable interaction between supply chain members, clients and also between the technologies themselves. Furthermore, smart means supply chain which is intelligent and capable to make some decisions without human involvement.The purpose of this paper is to understand a new and relatively undefined concept of smart supply chain which development is natural consequence of supply chains adaptation to technological development. The paper presents existing perspectives relating to smart supply chain in order to make an attempt to identify smart supply chain characteristics, stages of its development as well as to analyse impact of Industry 4.0 on supply chain structure and features.

Keywords: smart supply chain, Intenet of Things, Industry 4.0, Logistic 4.0, adaptive supply chain, trust

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