Data and analytics have always been an essential foundation for supply chain management (SCM) professionals, but the process of how data is generated, aggregated and analyzed is very different today than it was even a few years ago. Thanks to IoT, devices are connected and cloud-enabled allowing for automated data entry and analytics. Actionable insights are now readily available enabling SCM professionals to make better decisions at a faster pace. But now that this technology is accessible, where are supply chain experts investing? What critical areas of focus do they see the most opportunity?
Shawna Travis, a CP Specialist, Process System at Shell, started her career in 1996 as an SAP Training Coordinator/ Planner & Scheduler. For the next 15 years, she has implemented SAP and six separate upgrades for two different companies. After her last implementation, she took on a Process Expert Role and has focused on process improvements and automation. She continues to work as a Business Process expert focusing on the end to end solutions and enhancements.