“With the evolution of the roles within the supply chain, there is an ever-increasing demand for skills. Investing in the right talent and developing the right talent to navigate the increasingly complex supply chain is crucial for the future,” said Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expert.

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As supply chains continue to gain prominence in corporate boardrooms around the world, the supply chain industry is becoming more critical to the overall wellbeing and profitability of companies of all shapes and sizes.

With so much emphasis being placed on the supply chain, many companies are trying to predict what the future will hold and how to prepare for those inevitabilities. It’s clear that a few trends currently taking place—or emerging in the near future—will shape the supply chain industry over the next 10 years or so. From labor to technology to the expansion of trading lanes, the supply chain in 2025 will look very different from what it does today.

Here are five changes that we’re expecting and insights into how these shifts will ultimately impact the supply chain industry.

Published in Supply Demand Executive on Dec. 19, 2016

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