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Scenario Planning Can Shield Your Global Supply Chain Network From Changes to U.S. Trade Policy

Published: 15 March 2017

ID: G00326304

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman , John Johnson , William McNeill


CSCOs around the world must determine how to respond to potential shifts in U.S. trade policy. This research helps CSCOs, responsible for network strategy for the Americas, to evaluate contingency scenarios while continuing with business as usual.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Baseline Your Level of Exposure to Imports by Understanding Where You Source, Where You Sell and Where You Cross Country Borders
  • Collaborate With Trade Compliance, Taxation and Finance Teams by Incorporating Their Input Into Network Models
  • Examine Policy Details to Determine Which Scenarios to Evaluate Now, and Which Ones to Hold Off on Until Policy Direction Is Clear


  • Potential Changes to U.S. Tax Policy or Trade Agreements

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