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Supply chain models: A perfect storm for change

Supply chain models

Is it time to revisit your supply chain model?


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In today’s landscape of unprecedented disruption and change, the speed and efficiency of supply chains has become a crucial issue. Customers expect ever greater responsiveness and levels of service – and will not hesitate to find an alternative supplier if service disappoints.

Businesses simply have to get their supply chain models right and take advantage of digital technologies and the emerging power of AI to operate more smartly than ever before.

But the fact is that many organisations are struggling to adapt – the time has come for many to revisit the way their supply chains are configured and operate. This could include where supply chain teams are located.

In this report, we look at three emerging factors:

  • The need for more integrated decision-making
  • The rise of analytics and robotics
  • The arrival of a new generation of supply chain technologies

These issues raise tax implications too. Tax should not be a driver in itself for where and how the supply chain team operates, but it is a significant issue. Tax needs to be included in the business decision-making process.

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