Contributions to trend changes from past years continue to be steady and are likely to show an impact in logistic operations. Some of the biggest trends that are taking a significant part in the shifting of population is the economy, technology, e-Commerce, customer experience, and security.
Economy: The last couple of years, the U.S. economy has shifted its direction and shaped towards a positive impact. Predications of the economic forecast will take a significant change for supply chain as well in the next 24 months. Companies will need to be prepared to fulfill the increase of spending and the demand to fulfill the need of the consumers.
Technology: The rapid change in technology continues to follow its path, controlling the way operations are being delivered. It has allowed the e-market to accelerate its growth all around the globe. This will continue to force companies to reformat their internal and external funnel operating procedures in order to continue the reach of importer and exporter supply chains.
e-Commerce: Its growth is predicted to continue to grow, facing a fast growing market that will put greater pressure on importer and exporter supply chains. It will be imperative to understand the growth and possible demand to have any dramatic challenges and still continue to operate efficiently. Having the proper strategy and supply chain network could leverage the scale of possible defaults.
Customer Experience: As changes occur throughout the years, there is one thing that will never change. It is the experience a consumer receives when making a purchase, whether it is before the purchase, at checkout, or even the experience it gets at time of a delivery. As consumers, we always expect and want the best service, and for that reason we learn to become costumer-oriented. This is when supply chain operations will depend on time management and able to deliver its shipments in a timely manner no matter where its destination follows.
Increased security: One of the biggest challenges that supply chain operations face is the increase of security. Although carriers are able to function in rapid moments, it’s important to understand that multiple parties are involved in the process and could hinder operations if proper regulations are not being met. Depending departure and arrival locations, regulations can vary and hinder time expectancy.
Understanding the various factors during the process of a supply chain management is a must when serving a demand. It is recommended consulting a professional that understands regulations and making sure the customer or company needs are being meet.
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