Automation is a game-changer in supply chain management. Today’s digital technologies enable businesses to centrally manage a complex web of working parts less expensively, more quickly, and with less manual labor than ever before.
Supply chain automation refers to systematizing part or all of a workflow to improve processes, such as:
- Automated payments and invoicing
- Automated order fulfillment and inventory updates
- Automated tracking generation and email confirmation
- Automated picking and/or packing (warehouse robotics)