https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/covid-19-digital-transformation-supply-chains/579452/Supply Chain Divehttps://www.supplychaindive.comMary LongGlobal Supply Chain
, Global Supply Chain Institute
, Supply Chain Management
"COVID-19 is vastly accelerating digital transformation," Mary Long, director of the Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, told Supply Chain Dive.
As the pandemic has thrown the world into economic upheaval, manufacturers and supply chain leaders are reconsidering digital initiatives that previously sat on the back burner, Long said.
"We just took a huge leap forward. Companies that have always taken the safe, always-as-it-was approach are suddenly looking at anything that takes touches out of the system," she said.