Supply chains are on the cusp of a data-fed revolution. Here's how businesses can succeed.

UPS Driver Gilbert Lopez gets out of an electric UPS truck, amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 1, 2020.  Picture taken September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RC2YUI99ZE90

New smart technologies will allow truck drivers to pick loads that are the most profitable and that suit their scheduling preferences, optimising the flow of materials in the supply chain. Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Rob Handfield
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management , North Carolina State University Poole College of Management
Tom Linton
Former Chief Supply Chain Officer at Flex and former Chief Procurement Officer at LG Electronics, Flextronics
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The advance of third-party logistics: two mutually reinforcing trends - the diversification of the range of services that are outsourced and the integration of these services under end-to-end supply chain control Image: 'Mapping TradeTech: Trade in the Fourth Industrial Revolution', Insight Report, December 2020
Tom Linton
Rob Handfield
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