The Future of the Supply Chain

Managing the impact of climate change, political uncertainty and digitisation

Becoming more connected may be opening up fantastic new opportunities, but it is also exposing organisations of all sizes to adverse events they previously wouldn’t have had to worry about. From extreme weather events, to political and market uncertainty and cyber-attacks, it doesn’t matter where you are located – with many businesses requiring ever more complex supply chains, an event doesn’t have to be particularly big for it to disrupt operations.

To understand how businesses were planning to insulate their supply chains from these challenges, we spoke with UK and US-based companies to get their views on where they saw the opportunities and risks and what steps they were taking to mitigate negative impact. In doing so, we found that almost 90 per cent of businesses have had their supply chains disrupted in some way in the last five years, a shocking figure which underlines how under threat these networks are.

Download our report to find out exactly how exposed business are and what they need to be aware of when managing a supply chain in the modern era.

Vuealta commissioned Censuswide to survey 1,002 business decision makers in the US and UK, working in companies with over 250 employees and operating a supply chain in June 2019.
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