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Supply Chain

An overhead view of a sea of shipping containers.

The pandemic left indelible marks on how corporations approach inventory and logistics, including a shift away from just-in-time to just-in-case inventory management. CEOs who once viewed supply chains as cost centers are now making supply chain resiliency a strategic priority and investing in streamlining technology.

The urgency of these actions has been heightened by geopolitical rifts (such as Russia-Ukraine and U.S.-China) which disrupted, or threatened to disrupt, the flow of goods. Changes to the supply chain are also being driven by a massive U.S. government stimulus that in part encourages onshoring. In general, companies are looking to geographically diversify manufacturing and sourcing, bringing it closer to the end-consumer where possible.

What we’re watching

Automation, regulation, nearshoring infrastructure, consumer habits, and geopolitical pressures will likely shape the future of the supply chain.”

Measuring Shifts in the Supply Chain