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Information flow is the pulse of digitization

The fact that data is the “fuel of the Internet of Things” already says a lot. Then what could be more obvious than also depicting the supply chain as part of a system?

25 Feb. 2018
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Information flow is the pulse of digitization (Chart: Techconsult GmbH & The Group of Analysts AG)

The ISCM concept (Information Supply Chain Management) is based on the well-known process-oriented Supply Chain Management, and it also comes under the aspect of added value. In this regard, it is also related to sales and marketing processes, for example, and tracks how data flows through the company. Here, the information processing systems play a crucial role, particularly the respective systems for gathering, preparing/processing and distributing data.

As a measurand for this aspect of digitization, The Group of Analysts from Meersburg am Bodensee (Lake Constance) has drafted the European Digital Entity Norm (EDEN) and launched a Self Check for Companies together with the Kassel analysis company techconsult . This method provides information about the state of digitization in your own company in a relatively short period of time. The results also continuously flow into a study of the same name, which concentrates on software solutions along the length of the Information Supply Chain.

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