How digital should be your supply chain skills?

| July 17, 2019

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The previous blogpost discussed the appropriate opportunity to invest in ‘new’ technologies for supply chains. But what skills are needed to buy, implement and use the technologies? A recent paper titled 21st Century Procurement Skills strongly emphases digital skills, but is this the correct approach? The author identifies the core skill required as “Solid, explicit digital knowledge”.But, what does this mean? The author’s next skill requirement is “Digital fluency is key to ensuring the best use of innovative tools”.

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Established in 1996 in New York, ATA Freight Line has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to one of the leading global logistics solution providers of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions.

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