Good data, technological innovations and their social implications in supply chains

University of Auckland
Publication date:
20 November 2019, 5:30pm - 20 November 2019, 8:00pm
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University of Auckland, Business School, Decima Glenn, Level 3, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland,
James Feeney and Matthew Wright

We will discuss how NZ Supply Chain/Logistics are poor performers in terms of understanding the strategic importance of data quality and governance. Without a focus on this, a company’s ability to maximise the benefits of recent technological advances are hindered, tilting the advantage to local, regional and global competitors.

We will also look at what business innovation is, and how it emerges. We will then review a real-life case study, setting out the business reasons for the innovation, the impact on the wider supply chain, and what technologies were applied to enable the solution. We then reflect on if this change was made today, what further Technologies might we now apply. We finish with an open discussion on the ‘social ‘implications’ of Technology in business – now and into the future.


James Feeney, Managing Director Alignment Consulting NZ Ltd

Matthew Wright, General Manager, Digital Technology Kotahi Logistics

Last updated: 2019-11-04