Economic outlook: For supply chain execs, it’s all about trade wars and data crunching

Published October 19, 2018

This is the kind of year where everything you previously knew to be true about tariffs, international relations and emerging economies…well, you can put it in the circular file.

That’s especially true when it comes to supply chain executives and the likely difficult role they find themselves in over the next few months. So, what are the trends and predictions to watch? This overview from Supply Chain Management Review points out the opportunities found within that uncertainty and what C-level execs are considering now.

First, they are spending time diving into global operations through the lens of the latest trade wars and tariff changes. Second, they are diving deeper into data analytics than ever before. And, finally, they are examining the impact of the massive infrastructure investments by China. The overarching message for 2019? Think globally.