MAGAZINE  №5 (100) October 2020


CATEGORY  Industrial companies’ corporate logistics Information technologies in logistics and SCM Logistic integration and coordination Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Supply chain management



In the era of digital and Internet technologies growth, digital transformation of supply chains already seems to be an unavoidable process that most companies have to face if they want to maintain their competitive advantages in the market or acquire new ones. Today "blockchain" technology is one of the breakthrough technologies that is increasingly attracting business representatives because it is designed to solve most of the problems of various companies. "Blockchain" technology is especially relevant for manufacturing enterprises, because they often face the problem of counterfeit goods, a low level of trust between contractors and problem of weak information security. The use of "blockchain "technology can eliminate all these problems; however, any company expects difficulties in implementing and adapting" blockchain" before the above problems are solved. One of the key challenges of implementing blockchain technology in the supply chain is the scale of digitalization accompanied by huge costs for purchasing Internet of things devices, creating digital tags and other elements of the digital supply chain. Over the past three years, the ecosystem of "blockchain" projects has changed dramatically: there are many more projects, the scope of application of the technology has expanded, and commercial software solutions for various types of companies have begun to appear on the market. This article will discuss the basic principles of the "blockchain" technology, types of "blockchain" systems and best practices in the use of technology in the management of supply chains of food industry enterprises.

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 Keywords:  supply chain management Blockchain transparency digitalization smartcontract Best Practices food industry Internet of Things IOT

MAGAZINE №2(85) April 2018


CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Supply chain management Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM


The article looks at the main tendencies of SCM ideology development worldwide. Basing on the analysis of the reports of the largest analytical and IT companies on the theme under consideration, the article reveals key factors and drivers determining the SCM concept development in the midterm. The best practice of the leading logistic and SCM companies is researched; Gartner Research, in particular, provides a list of Top 25 best international companies using SCM in 2017.

The article analyzes Gartner Research recommendations on implementing the best SCM solutions and technologies in business organizations. SCM challenges and barriers in Russian companies are identified. It is determined that world SCM leaders particularly focus on implementation of digital technologies, such as RFID, Mobile app, Big Data, Cloud Services, IoT, BlockChain, 3DPrinting and others. It is shown that besides SCM digitalization, the leaders pay attention to supply chain segmentation, business client focus, improvement of stability, dynamics and transparency of supply chains.          

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Published in Analytics and reviews

MAGAZINE №2 (79) April 2017



DUTIKOV I.M. - postgraduate, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)


CATEGORY Analytics and reviews Information technologies in logistics and SCM Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM


In recent years, the number of articles and studies about digital supply chain management (Digital SCM) has increased. It is associated with the development of digital technologies that transforms business processes in supply chains, and new area of economic activity – the digital economy. The aim of this work is to provide a comprehensive study and description of the main trends, characteristics, practices, benefits and future possibilities in the development of Digital supply chain management. The method of the paper is the theoretical analysis of the works on logistics and supply chain management as well as analytical articles and reviews on the digital technologies use in SCM and their impact on logistics processes and the effectiveness of the supply chain management. To illustrate the effectiveness and future possibilities of applying Digital supply chain management, the study will also present practical examples of implementation and use of various digital technologies: Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things), Cloud services, etc. The digital supply chain management meets modern trends of business development and information technology, which will allow companies to gain new competitive advantages (cost, service and order fulfillment time). The application of these solutions increases the level of cooperation and transparency (visibility) in the supply chain. It creates a base on which modern logistics technologies and strategies such as CPFR, SandOP, EDI, ECR, JIT, QR or VMI can be implemented and additional benefits for the effective management and development of supply chains can be created. 

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