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Supply Chain Brief: What Does Brexit Mean for Global Logistics?

Published: 27 June 2016

ID: G00313228

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , John Johnson , Lisa Callinan


The U.K. vote to leave the European Union was unexpected. It will have major implications on the future landscape of the EU and the $575 billion in annual trade between the U.K. and the EU. Global logistics leaders must prepare for additional complexity but also capitalize on opportunities.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Global Implications of the U.K.'s Decision to Leave the EU
  • Trade Implications: Prepare for Added Supply Chain Complexity
  • Logistics Implications: Prepare for Change, but Retain Perspective
    • Focus on Facts, Not Speculation
    • Technology Platforms Can Cope With Changes
    • Allow for Longer Delivery Lead Times and Cost Increases as New Processes and Procedures Are Incorporated
  • Supply Chain Planning Implication: Be Ready for Increased Demand Variability

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