The supply chain is a continually evolving entity — changing as customer needs and business demand changes and as new technologies impact the progression of the supply chain. Big data has most recently come to impact the supply chain as more points of data become available and supply chain managers use big data analytics to better pin the pain points of the supply chain. Digital analysis is just one of the ways in which the supply chain is changing to incorporate new elements, and some organizations do this better than others.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has named its list of 100 Great Supply Chain Projects — the 12th list of this kind, done annually. The projects named are ones that keep up with the changing world of the supply chain, and ones that evolve with the demand. The magazine quotes Barry Hochfelder, editor, on some of the criteria needed to get atop such a list: