Gartner Research

Trade Compliance Further Complicates Supply Chain IT's Role in a Digital Business

Published: 16 November 2016

ID: G00311271

Analyst(s): William McNeill


Trade compliance issues affect many aspects of a digital business transformation, including data privacy, data transfer, and talent and skills. Supply chain leaders can take the steps outlined in this research to protect the company and ensure a successful transition to a digital business.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Ever-changing data privacy laws affect how supply chain leaders make decisions about how trade compliance data is stored and managed in the cloud
  • New digital or hybrid physical-digital products create new security, risk and compliance issues for supply chain leaders
  • The intersection of digital business and trade compliance forces supply chain leaders to re-evaluate skills and training

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