Forecast Digital Disruption Using Value Chain Models

Provided by: Peakford
Topic: E-Commerce
Format: PDF
In the face of ongoing digitization, many established businesses find themselves challenged by old or new participants. New apps and platforms can make established intermediaries obsolete, digital delivery can replace traditional logistics and retail networks. In this paper, the authors present a way to model value creation around a product or industry and forecast potential disruptions enabled by digital technology. Opposed to value chains, supply chains are mostly concerned with logistics flows. Value chain disruption originates from any alteration of the existing chain that either adds, removes or skips existing participants. Various categories of value chain disruptions include intermediation, disintermediation and consolidation. Practical steps to identify possible digital disruptions in your industry include modeling relevant value part chain, writing down each party

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