Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

The increasingly rapid evolution of digital technologies is disrupting companies' business models, changing traditional methods of producing and distributing goods and services and impacting supply chains.

In-depth rethinking of business and organizational models

If companies try to transform their business without changing their culture, processes, and ways of doing things, they will no longer be able to be competitive.

A fundamental rethinking of business and organizational models is required. To achieve this transformation, companies can draw on many different digital tools, models and technologies, such as data analytics and artificial intelligence.

In this context of digital evolution, but also increasing pressure on companies to behave ethically and responsibly, supply chain management plays a central role in the transition to responsible digital business models. Companies also need to add value to this approach by integrating it across their entire stakeholder network.

While the use of digital technologies can help improve supply chain transparency, managers must also be prepared to manage the resulting risks and build resilience.

Key challenges also include energy transition and innovation within extended supply networks.

IPSERA Regional Competence Center

Our IPSERA-certified department, addresses these multifaceted challenges through research and teaching in the areas of digital technology and responsible supply chains. We help students and companies understand the opportunities offered by these new technologies and their impact on business strategies, processes and people. To meet today's challenges, we also explore the ability of technologies to support sustainable initiatives and the responsible management of these technologies.