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Supply Chain 2025: Planning Today for Tomorrow

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00310665

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Michael Burkett


It is nearly impossible to predict the future, but by examining current trends, we can prepare for the unknown. This research allows supply chain strategists to examine how the global landscape, algorithmic business, the economics of connections and human resources may shape the future supply chain.

Table Of Contents


  • The Global Landscape: Customer Intimacy and Demand Shifts as Purchasing Power Grows in Emerging Economies
    • Supply Chain Will Be Critical to Competing in the Future Global Landscape
  • Algorithmic Business: Driving a Supply Chain That Will Use Intelligent Algorithms That Enable Smart Machines and Systems to Be More Autonomous
    • Rapid Growth in the Internet of Things Is Already Driving Change to How Businesses Operate Today
    • As Smart Machines Evolve, They Lay a Foundation for the Future Algorithmic Business
    • Algorithms Will Drive Improved Business Decisions and Process Automation
  • The New Economics of Connections: Value Will Come Less From Owning and More From Sharing, Providing and Leveraging Critical Capital Assets
    • Hamburg's smartPORT Gets Connected to Improve Logistics
    • Technology Advances Will Make the Economics of Connections a Future Reality
    • Virtual Assets Are Redefining How Customer Value Is Created and Delivered
  • Human and Environmental Resources: A Strategic Business Concern as Investors Worry About CSR Risks and the Global Labor Supply Shrinks
    • The Most Valuable Resource of People Is Declining Globally
    • Robots Will Evolve to Complement the Limited Human Resource Supply
    • The Future Organization Blends the Social and Technical Sciences

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