Top Trends in Supply Chain Management for the Next Decade


Modern supply chain management is entering the third wave of a multi-decade progression towards greater levels of sophistication in addressing increasing levels of product variety, fulfillment options, and customer engagement, at the lowest possible cost. A nexus of business process and technology forces is ushering in unprecedented change for supply chain and retail operations within all companies across the globe. This paper investigates these forces and the associated implications for the future of supply chain management. It identifies and describes the top trends that companies need to address in order to be relevant and successful in the next decade and beyond. The paper also recommends a business and technology architecture for bridging to the future.