Inside Logistics

Trends in Supply Chain Management

Read our five-part series first published in the November-December 2017 print issue of MM&D magazine

January 30, 2018

Some have suggested 2018 will be a challenging year for business. That’s why we decided to share a number of our top trends that will shape the landscape in the coming year and beyond.

In the following special section you’ll read about network design, customer service, supply chain visibility, cost control, automation and HR and risk management. A common thread we found this year is the prevalent concern about staffing. Whether it’s figuring out how to automate, or locating your facilities where there are qualified personnel available, finding and managing human resources is top of mind for many supply chain executives.

Click the links below to read each feature.

Network Design —  Land, staffing and access remain priorities.

Visibility — Seeing beyond the buzz.

Customer Service — Keeping up with retail and rising customer expectations

Automation and human resources — Can automation really replace supply chain jobs?  

Cost control — Costs remain a top concern