Future Supply Chain 2028: Four Factors to Watch

Published: 23 November 2018 ID: G00375469

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Understanding trends and impacts is a challenging task for supply chain leaders responsible for identifying and putting in place strategies to build the right set of capabilities. Use this research to understand the four factors to watch to make investment decisions for the future.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • The Labor Supply Is Shrinking
    • Machines Are Intelligent
    • Virtual Is the New Reality
    • Circular Is the Mainstream Economy
    • By 2028, Supply Chains Will Act on Their Own
    • Prepare for the Future Now: What It Means and What You Should Do
  • Gartner Recommended Reading:
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