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The Curse Of Outdated Supply Chain Technologies

Outdated Technology Is Holding Workers Back

Why are our experiences with the technology we use for our personal lives so much better than those we use while at work? Smartphones have changed how we access and share information. Personal data, ranging from credit card numbers and healthcare records to family photos and music, are becoming increasingly “live” in the cloud.

However, at work, supply chain managers still rely on too many outdated, labor and time-intensive, manual processes; and it appears they’re not alone.

Supply Chain Digital, recently posted an interesting article on new research, that shows 85 percent of the U.K.’s office workers believe they would be able to perform their duties more efficiently if enhanced technology was available in their workplace. The article, “Outdated technology is holding UK workers back” examines the findings of a new survey by cloud based expense management provider webexpenses. Among the other key findings:

  • 26 percent of office workers wish they had better IT systems at work.

  • 16 percent admitted that the technology they use at home is far superior to that provided by their employer.

  • 14 percent said their company’s reliance on arduous paper based processes was a principal source of frustration.

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Our suite of apps transforms supply chain management and the way that supply chain managers work. We like to say that Gravity Supply Chain Solutions is the creator of a suite of cloud based apps that help companies manage their supply chains and not their spreadsheets.

The webexpenses survey, also discovered that U.K. office workers, find their colleagues’ moaning, to be the biggest annoyance, and a similar number state their colleagues to be too loud, and disruptive.

We can’t assist you with those frustrations, but we can help you say “goodbye” to paper based processes and workflows, which may alleviate some of the stresses experienced.

The article reveals several other interesting, and amusing statistics about everyday office life. Check it out, regardless of whether or not you’re in the U.K. Do you agree with the findings, and do you have any new frustrations of your own to add to the list?

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