Technology has periodically transformed supply chain management since the term was first coined in 1982. In 2018, it’s about to happen again in ways that are hard to imagine. The drivers are the technologies that have been in the headlines for a few years now: artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality. But 2018 marks the moment when these technologies will reach their potential with the initial rollout of fifth-generation wireless systems, commonly called 5G. If you’re not engaged in planning for 5G, you’re already behind the curve.
What You Will Learn
- Reasons why 2018 is a pivotal year for the future of supply chain management
- Why 5G matters for the rollout of IoT, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality
- A review of some bleeding-edge technology and infrastructure applications in the works
Meet the Author
Bruce Rayner is Content Director of SourceToday. For the past 30 years, he has been a keen observer of global business and technology trends with a focus on the electronics supply base and supply chain management. His experience includes staff editor at Harvard Business Review, Editorial Director of Electronics Business magazine and EBN, Director of Thought Leadership at IHS, and Vice President of Consulting and Market Research at Technology Forecasters.