03 mar 2020
Robotic process automation (RPA) has several application areas within different functions of a company. In this article, the focus will be narrowed to the strengths of combining RPA with supply chain management. Operational processes, technical set-ups and steering principles highly varies between organizations. Therefore, part of the ambition of this article is to enable supply chain managers to identify further application areas through a more profound understanding of the suitability of RPA.
RPA is primarily a technology used to automate manual processes and uses the same applications as humans do. Basically, the robot is a software installed on a PC or a server and is programmed to execute a series of steps within a detailed designed process. Hence the robot cannot be categorized as smart – it will simply only perform what it is told to do.
This article gives you the tools to evaluate if you should automate your supply chain processes or not. We discuss:
We also walk through the benefits and drivers behind using RPA in different areas of supply chain management, namely:
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