The scaling: automation and innovation on the edge
Finally, when you really want to scale and avoid the bottlenecks of manual data input, it’s all about automation. Removing the need for people to enter data and fill in forms will open up the capabilities of your other structures and make your organization ready for change.
Low-code platforms, for example, provide a faster and more agile way to work on small solutions and solve business-specific problems that IT workflow tools can’t deal with. There are great specialized workflow tools for tasks such as invoice posting and expense management, but some needs are so individualized that there is no tool to solve for it specifically. So utilizing a tool like a low-code or no-code platform to build in this automation will allow you to customize and automate effectively.
An additional benefit is to give business uses a solution at hand. With easy-to-use automation solutions, business users will avoid the pitfalls of Excel. Concerns of version history, ownership, and data accuracy are alleviated with IT and business users being more aligned with low-code capabilities.
The right digital tools can build in the processes and the capabilities for your organization to be ready for potential disruption – which, these days, is coming more often than in the past. By building a tech stack around these three pillars, your supply chain will be much more prepared to navigate this uncertainty.