Digital Supply Chain Show To Showcase Advanced Technologies Set To Reshape The Industry

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Industry Leaders will shed light on ways to accelerate Digitalisation and Sustainability within the Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement industry

19 May, 2022: On Wednesday, 25th May, experts from across the region will come together at The Digital Supply Chain Show to share digital innovations that are accelerating visibility, efficiency, and predictability within the supply chain, logistics, and procurement industry. Organised by Ventures Connect and supported by CIPS MENA, the event will focus on how companies in the region can set up and implement supply chain and procurement processes for improved resiliency, agility and sustainability. 

Reports suggest that 60% of the global average share of customer interactions are digital and as markets around the world are becoming increasingly digitised, it is imperative that businesses meet consumers’ demands as well. Due to the increasing adoption of advanced digital technologies, many companies are now looking to apply digital supply chain solutions to their businesses, thus ensuring the seamless continuity of operations.  

As organisations look for tangible approaches and strategies to enable them to continue bouncing back from Covid-19, incorporating digitalization technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Robotics, etc. will pave the way for the future.

The Digital Supply Chain Show offers real-world examples and practical insights from supply chain giants like Amazon, DP World, Noon, Unilever, Lulu Group International, Chalhoub Group, ADNOC Group, Emirates Airline, Saudi Telecoms Company, and Mondelēz International. These practical examples demonstrate the efficiency gains possible when companies have a well-planned digital transformation and can access new knowledge by leveraging big data and technologies such as cloud, ERP systems, artificial intelligence, control tower and digital twins.

Organisations have learnt in recent years the importance of de-risking their supply chains, especially if they are heavily reliant on one supplier or country. Digitalization and data intelligence is giving companies new, faster insights that will support their decision-making. 

“The industry is rapidly changing and the Digital Supply Chain Show will explore the positive benefits that disruption can bring to organisations. The event is more than an opportunity for attendees to network with industry leaders. The case studies, insights and advice will arm our audience with new knowledge and ideas they can use in their workplace,” said Robert Jones, Chairman, Digital Supply Chain Show. 

‘’As the consumer landscape evolves, digital supply chains enable companies to stay competitive and continue to meet customers’ ever-changing demands. We are excited to participate in the Digital Supply Chain Show to discuss how we use technology across our global logistics network and in MENA to stay ahead of growing customer demand and deliver what our customers need — when, where, and how they want it. At Amazon, we prioritise developing scalable technical solutions that enable us to meet the existing and future needs of customers, extending across every area of our business,” says Ritesh Somani, Director, Supply Chain and Transportation, MENA, Amazon.

Increasingly, companies must have a high-quality sustainability strategy in place that allows them to meet their carbon reduction targets. The Digital Supply Chain Show will explore how to build resilient and responsible procurement and supply chain operations, working with their supply chains to reduce indirect emissions. 

The Digital Supply Chain Show will take place on Wednesday, 25th May in the 5-star Address Marina, Dubai. 

About The Digital Supply Chain Show: The Digital Supply Chain Show, supported by CIPS MENA brings together 300+ cross-industry procurement, supply chain and logistics professionals to share digital innovations that help manage end-to-end supply chains better. It’s sponsors and supporting partners include: CIPS MENA, ORACLE, SAP, MOODY’S ANALYTICS, ENY CONSULTING, AXIS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, JAGGAER, COLLECTIVE SPEND, EMIRATES NBD, Pando, EVOTEQ.

About Ventures Connect: Ventures Connect is a partnership between b2b Connect and Ventures Middle East, two businesses committed to empowering companies across the Middle East and Africa Region while enabling critical connections with key stakeholders and decision makers across various industries.

b2b Connect provides content development across a range of business-to-business formats. It owns, designs, manages and produces events for a range of industry-leading clients in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT). Run by senior media professionals, b2b Connect has a track record of creating innovative and market-driven business-to-business solutions. It also delivers sponsorship and exhibition revenues, conducts industry research and trend analysis, delivers market scoping and commercial validation, and organises trade missions and b2b meetings. 

Established in 2002, Ventures Middle East (VME) is an international management consulting company providing strategic business advisory services across the GCC and the wider MENA region. Since inception, its multinational executive leadership team has empowered clients with access to an established business network, market insights and the competitive edge necessary for success. VME covers all sectors and industries and provides unparalleled customised analysis and superior strategic insights.