Disruptive technologies are a big challenge for all organisations. These technologies can turn industries, marketplaces and dominant business models upside down. The focus of this article is on digital transformation and how this will influence future business transactions, data management and how decisions are taken. The last few years has seen some exciting research around innovative technological tools and how they will potentially cause significant disruption, examples include Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and blockchain. These tools have the potential to provide several opportunities (for example, traceability, transparency, performance measurement) within the supply chain environment. However, the development and implementation of these tools is still evolving.