About the book
The industry is not just limited to producing and selling products in shops or through online services; it also includes the operation of the whole value chain including procurement, production, distribution, and reverse processes. Supply chain solutions can integrate these processes of value chain to accelerate the physical processes of production and service industry, and they also have a great impact on business performance or commercial effectiveness. The supply chain processes fit into the reimagined shopping habits of customers, where the dynamically changing customers’ demands lead to complex systems, making the application of up-to-date Industry 4.0 technologies and Internet of Things solutions an unavoidable opportunity to meet customers expectations. The optimization of complex value chains can increase cost-efficiency, availability, and flexibility, while sustainability aspects, energy efficiency, and GHG emission represent crucial problems.
The aim of this book is to help students, as well as managers and researchers, to understand and appreciate the concept, design, and implementation of supply chain solutions in the Industry 4.0 era.