Use value chains to model industries and predict possible digital disruptions before they actually happen.
In the face of ongoing digitization, many established businesses find themselves challenged by old or new participants. New apps and platforms can make established intermediaries obsolete, digital delivery can replace traditional logistics- and retail networks. This trend is of similar scope as the wave of globalization the world experienced in the previous century. Many raw material- and manufacturing functions were moved abroad. This mostly concerned the lower end of the supply chain. With digitization it’s different. Changes and disruptions can occur at any location in the supply chain. / continue reading