Supply Chain Management remains a consistent growing concern on the list of business continuity management issues for global enterprise and even small and medium sized business entities.  This website receives several comments and requests to introduce more postings on this topic.  And, to respond to particular requests concerning supply chains, this website often turns to the website of Jan Husdal.

Our staff research has indicated that it would be beneficial for our readers to discuss the topic of what supply chains might look like in the next 10-20 years, and what issues might have the most impact on the future direction of international trade and supply chains.

With that thought in mind, our staff would like to point our readers to a recent article written by Mr. Husdal where he discusses this topic and integrates the findings in a book written by Ari Pekka Hameri and Juha Hintsa entitled, “Assessing the Drivers of Change for Cross-border Supply Chains”.

A quick summary of those change drivers in cross-border supply chains over the next 10-20 years as stated by Hameri and Hintsa are as follows:

  1. Business ethics, good corporate citizenship
  2. Customs regulations compliance
  3. Consumer demands and wishes
  4. Corporate taxation schemes
  5. Energy concerns
  6. Environmental concerns and regulations
  7. Global pandemics and natural hazards
  8. Information and data management complexities
  9. Internet and e-commerce technologies
  10. Manufacturing and low cost labor
  11. New technologies for physical operations
  12. Raw material concerns
  13. Security concerns and regulations
  14. Technical trade barriers

Click here to read more about Mr. Husdal’s findings, comments and opinions on this important topic.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those risk management, PS-Prep strategy planning and supply chain management planning teams in your organization.

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