The Data-Driven Supply Chain

A period of unprecedented transformation is about to dawn in the retail supply chain

New technologies such as AI, collaboration platforms and the Internet of Things (IoT), means data is becoming easier to collect, easier to interpret and easier to share. Globally, online giants like Amazon and Alibaba have built their success, in part, due to their mastery of supply chain data.

The retail industry is entering a new era of data-driven collaboration

In this report, we seek to analyse the readiness of Australian retailers, transport/logistics companies and manufacturers to participate and compete in the world of data-driven supply chains.

The data-driven supply chain

Preparing the Australian retail supply chain for the emergence of data-driven collaboration.

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Australian businesses are recognising the benefits, but successful deployment is critical

Our research, conducted with 200 supply chain professionals around Australia, reveals an overwhelming belief that the data-driven approach will deliver tangible business benefits at every stage on the supply chain journey. Improvements in traditional supply chain metrics like inventory turnover, delivery in full on time (DIFOT) and network optimisation as well as general improvements in business profitability and competitiveness are just a few of the benefits cited by our respondents.

However, deploying the technology to implement a best practice, data-driven supply chain looms as a significant challenge. Our insights are here to help Australian businesses understand what's needed to unlock the promise of a data-driven future, including effective partner collaboration and the key technologies required to realise the full benefits of data - creating positive outcomes in cost, visibility and agility.

Telstra expert series

In this series, leaders share their insights on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformation currently underway in the retail supply chain.

Data driven supply chains

Hear from Cotton On Group, Super Retail Group and Avery Dennison on the value of data-driven supply chains.

Using data-driven supply chains to reach your goal

Cotton On Group are using data-driven supply chains to drive the right business outcomes.

Data-driven supply chains in practice

Find out how Super Retail Group is using data-driven supply chains to transform their business.

The value of data-driven supply chains

Find out how data-driven supply chains can improve your business.

Discover how we can help enable your data driven supply chain

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