SUPPLY CHAIN PRINCIPLES

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C Next generation supply chain

Alibaba and the future of Business (2018 Ming Zheng, HBR)

 

C1. Do you consider the “smart business” model of Alibaba encapsulates the essence of the Triple-A supply chain?  Explain your view.

 

    C2. Do you think that the next-generation supply chain will be, or will not be, completely technology-driven? Explain your arguments.
    C3. This paper contends that tomorrow’s “smart business” will run on a tech-enabled platform underpinned by four processes: datafy, software, data flow and algorithms.  Discuss how this concept could be extended to omni-channel to enable greater customer experience.