Survey about the future of supply chains

23 June 2017

A survey by The Economist about the future of supply chains has found that company executives are focused on keeping down operating costs over the next year and increasing operational transparency through technological innovation. Over the next 5 years, companies envision bigger changes: sourcing networks will be simpler, smarter and ideally more sustainable. Commitment to technological innovation is extraordinarily widespread in supply chain management. More than nine-in-ten (93%) executives surveyed have identified it as important. More companies (49%) expect supply chains to become shorter and simpler in the next 5 years than those (33%) who expect them to grow longer and more complex.
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