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DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: DSI`s 3rd edition of "Digital Supply Chains":

Please see the latest edition of "Digital Supply Chains - Key to Industry 4.0 and digital business models, leveraging on S4HANA and beyond", published by Routledge: 

This DSI publication provides a practical guide to digital supply chain modelling, demonstrating an agile approach to how such models can be applied to any manufacturing company to build competitive advantage, facilitate new business models and drive towards Industry 4.0. The agile approach of the book provides an attractive alternative to the conventional country-by-country deployment of S/4 HANA and other relevant technologies.

RESILIENCE SURVEY: Check out how smart and resilient your supply chain really is to survive Corona and beyond

According to our current DSI study, almost every second company is struggling with finding back to a normal. COVID-19 has caused significant revenue losses, orders have been cancelled, margins  and cash are shrinking and cost not been adjusted to the new under-scale yet. Therefore, resilience of supply chains will be key to success in the future. Our Our latest DSI survey analyses how companies handle this new requirement in order to be prepared for future  disruptions such as pandemics, terror attacks, infrastructure break downs, traffic jams amongst others. Please feel free to participate and gain insights for your resilient supply chain: 15 questions in 10 minutes. 

Participate current DSI SURVEY on RESILIENCE >>

GREEN-CO: Make your supply chain 100-percent sustainable 

Sustainability is not a choice anymore but a key success factor for most businesses and supply chains, respectively. Also, it is not limited to CO2 emissions neither single steps of the value chain, however, considers multi dimensions and suppliers. DSI`s approach to sustainability is developing green business models based on stretched targets. For example, becoming climate neutral by 2030 can be an inspiring goal and you would be surprised how much is possible already. Sustainability and business impact thus have to become two sides of the same coin. Think about your business and how it becomes greener and smarter!

"Smarter means also greener. Social responsibility and business impact will be the same in mid term."

Jan Schreiber, Senior Product Owner at DSI

DSI MATURITY ASSESSMENT: Find out where you are as to digitalization and participate our online assessment

DSI members can perform a comprehensive stock taking of their digitalization efforts. The scope of the DSI Maturity Assessment covers all relevant areas of the supply chain operating model such as governance, services, sourcing and technology. The DSI Maturity Assessments refers to a number of proven success factors as well as key facilitators when it comes to digitalization of supply chains. Comparisons with peers are possible. To get started you can perform your individual assessment based on 55 online questions, which takes you about 45 minutes to complete. Based on your individual assessment, the DSI is happy to share results and discuss with you next steps. Please feel free to participate now.

DSI digital maturity framework:


WORKING CAPITAL DOWN: DSI shares expertise to optimise working capital in the "90-percent economy"

In a post-Corona time, most businesses are not yet back to normal when it comes to size and scale. This kind of 90-percent economy creates own challenges in terms of cash positions, down-scaling of capacities without compromising service levels and asks for an optimisation of working capital in terms of payables, receivables as well as inventories along the entire value chain. The DSI is providing its proven WORKING CAPITAL DOWN approach to help companies maintaining liquidity and resilience of their supply chain.


 S/4HANA STUDY: Get the maximum value out of your IT projects and SAP conversion by DSI`s value driven approach  

Digitalization is on everybody’s lips. And there are only few things that work without IT. But that does not mean, that just by using latest technology you succeed. Our current DSI study shows that many IT programs suffer from happy engineering and lack business focus. So, how about your S4HANA program? What lessons learned should you consider, what kind of success factors are key, which pitfalls to avoid? DSI shares expertise from reviewing S4HANA programs in order to prevent you from sunk investments and facilitate your company to get the most value out of S4HANA.


S4HANA - Six Lessons Learned
Six Lessons Learned.pdf (305.27KB)
S4HANA - Six Lessons Learned
Six Lessons Learned.pdf (305.27KB)


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