Role of Mobile Applications in Transforming Digital Supply Chain

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The collaboration between business intelligence (BI) and wireless-enabled mobile devices has transformed supply chain management. Firstly, it has allowed app developers to develop back-end apps for the use of employees and secondly, it has improved the precision, flexibility and overall modus operandi of mobile and non-mobile workers engaged in supply chain management.

As per researches, there will be a complete transformation of business intelligence in a large number of organizations in the coming years. These organizations will be able to change what type of BI they want to use. Not only this, they will also adopt a newer way of procuring them. They will also experience a complete transformation in how information feeds decision-making. The demand for business apps and industry-specific mobile apps puts a great deal of pressure on mobile app development companies. However, the 4G network and now the advent of 5G and other superior content delivery methodologies have presented a huge opportunity for mobile apps.

According to Gartner, supply chain management is the most befitting section to get the first benefits from the next generation mobile apps. The reason is very simple, as business owners and manufacturers always look to make their processes run faster and keep as little inventory as possible in the stock. In this circumstance, the next-gen mobile apps hold a great promise of making the entire supply chain operation smooth and resolving the issues in a quicker way. The biggest problem arising at the supplier’s end is the delay, which could be caused by part’s shortage or production hassles. Mobile apps designed for clients can help business owners resolve this problem by helping them inform customers about the forthcoming problem and getting its quick solution.

Supply chain management experts say that many companies have built a strong Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in alliance with cloud-based solutions, but they have not seen many mobile apps being developed or used by those working in supply chain management. They say that there is a lot of scope of improvement of the services because of the power of computers as well as the Internet. By this combination, they will be able to deliver more pioneering supply chain related services.


Mobile supply chain and invoicing apps can put a very influential and dramatic impact on the overall process by improving work practices and altering business processes. They will not only boost the revenue but also generate sustainable ROI, which is seen as the most important turnover by the business owners before they could invest money in something.