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. At the same time, questions of long-term sustainability and environmental impact are returning to the market as regulators and consumers rejoin the battle against carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
We talked to Supply Chain Directors at 50 leading UK organisations to see what issues they were dealing with, and assess the relative maturity of their supply chains. This report summarises the key findings and highlights which sectors are winning in the pursuit of supply chain maturity and which still require substantial work and effort.