In the past ten to fifteen years, Billion Dollar CIOs have been inundated with white papers, news articles, and discussions around “The Cloud.” Historically, distributors are not the first adopters when it comes to technology. As distribution firms are smack-dab in the middle of the supply chain, they need to evaluate every capital spend carefully and cannot rush into any decision.
However, with the rapid advancement of changing technology, automation, cloud computing, and the customer’s lust for forwarding thinking partners, distributors are caught between a rock and a hard place. In a recent NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable, the members of the group discussed different perspectives for companies that are considering or in the process of adopting a cloud platform for their businesses, particularly in the supply chain area. The presenter of this hour-long talk reviewed its journey as a case study from selecting the go-forward cloud platform, to the anticipated business and technical benefits, as well as lessons learned and the roadmap for adopting the cloud platform to deliver innovations.
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