While four-fifths of respondents to a new study say they have a "responsible supply chain," only a quarter said their companies are addressing issues such as child labor or climate change in their supply chains.
Digital technology, global development, urbanization, and business disruption represent both a major opportunity and a threat in the global economy. To succeed in a world that is changing faster than ever before, supply chain managers must not only understand the trends that are shaping the the future, they must also adjust the way they think and make decisions. In this excerpt from The Disruptors' Feast, a former top executive at some of the world's best-known companies recommends strategies for succeeding in a global marketplace that's facing constant disruption and change.
Its size and relative wealth make Russia an important market. But the long distances and limited infrastructure that create significant supply chain challenges have been compounded in recent years by economic upheaval. The crisis has scared off some international players. Others see it as an opportunity.
A survey by Aberdeen Group shows leading retailers not only possess better visibility of their in-transit shipments but also have a clearer view of supplier quality and manufacturing processes than their competitors.