• Industry: Transport & Logistics
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 4/05/2011

Supply Chain Complexity: Managing Constant Change 

Not since the end of the Second World War have global supply chains been fraught with so much risk. Unexpected environmental disasters, political turmoil, market turbulence, exchange rate fluctuations and pending regulatory changes all combine to create volatility and uncertainty that must be identified and managed. We talk to Supply Chain Directors at 50 leading UK organisations to see what issues they're dealing with.
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Key insights

  • The drive for more efficient and interconnected supply chains has exposed network operations to unexpected risks
  • Many supply chains are incapable of keeping up with the pace of change underway in the business world
  • Sustainability measures will force changes in operating models that will bring additional complexity to the supply chain
  • A number of service providers are considering the benefits of relocating their operations outside of the EU boundary
  • Increased risk and new sustainability measures have pushed supply chain issues high onto the corporate boardroom agenda.

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