Fortune Nwaiwu, Felicita Chromjaková
​Department of Industrial Engineering, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2018.775
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2nd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2018 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 22, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-11-0


Abstract​

Purpose/Motivation: The research assessed the state of supply chain management of companies in the Czech Republic.
Problem: To identify the current state, and to analyse how digitalisation is transforming supply change management in the Czech Republic.
Methods: A quantitative methodological process was adopted to analyse data gathered through an online questionnaire, and simple statistical analysis was used to assess the proposed hypothesis.
Results: The results showed that the current supply chain operations are relatively sophisticated based on current production IT. However, the level of digitalisation is still quite low.
Conclusions: Based on the results and considering the limitations faced when conducting the research, further research effort is recommended to ensure a much deeper level of assessment of the depth of digitalisation within the supply chain industry in the Czech Republic.

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Key words

digitalisation, digital transformation, supply chain, digital supply chain, qualitative research
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