Smart supply chain: Are the procurers ready for industry 4.0

Michal Tkáč, Stephen Kelly, Klaas Stek

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    Abstract

    Industry 4.0 brings changes to the supply chain environment and companies that want to benefit from these changes must be prepared to implement them. However, successful implementation requires skilled and trained personnel who will embrace these changes and know what to do. This paper identifies the skills and competencies required in Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM), which are often mentioned together with Industry 4.0. The purpose of the research is to determine how Industry 4.0 changes PSM requirements and which types of skills will be needed in the future. Based on a systematic literature review of Industry 4.0 oriented articles, that specifically mention PSM skills, we provide a current view on the importance of particular skill categories in the era of machine-to-machine communication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIDIMT 2020
    Subtitle of host publicationDigitalized Economy, Society and Information Management - 28th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks
    EditorsDoucek Petr, Chroust Gerhard, Oskrdal Vaclav
    PublisherTrauner Verlag Universitat
    Pages261-272
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9783990629581
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event28th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks: Digitalized Economy, Society and Information Management, IDIMT 2020 - Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
    Duration: 2 Sep 20204 Sep 2020

    Conference

    Conference28th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks: Digitalized Economy, Society and Information Management, IDIMT 2020
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityKutna Hora
    Period2/09/204/09/20

    Keywords

    • Competencies
    • Industry 4.0
    • Procurement
    • Purchasing
    • Skills
    • Supply chain
    • Training

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