With a forecast of continued macroeconomic uncertainty, geopolitical conflict and the impacts of extreme weather, supply chain managers must find a way to protect and maintain their operations at all costs
Five years ago, most global supply chain managers would tell you they were focusing on increasing efficiency with the just-in-time model and most people on the street couldn’t tell you what a supply chain really was or why it mattered.
Covid changed all of that. Now, business leaders and customers alike understand that an event happening on the other side of the world can take down operations and lead to a lack of basic necessities. 2023 saw a continuation of this upheaval and 2024 looks to be no different. So what should leaders be focusing on when it comes to crafting a sustainable supply chain next year?