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Future Trends

Prihor Adina-Oana

What is SCM?
It represents the management of the flow of goods
It has been defined as the design, planning,

execution, control and monitoring of supply chain


activities

It

is about influencing behaviour in particular


directions and in particular ways

SCM objectives
Create net value
Build a competitive infrastructure
Leverage worldwide logistics

Synchronize supply with demand


Measure global performance

Current trends
Cooperation rather than competition
Collaborative models rather than antagonistic

models
The increasing use of supplier-evaluation tools
Retailers requiring suppliers to replenish stock based
on actual sales
The increasing use of tools and techniques such as
Quick Response (QR) and Efficient Consumer
Response (ECR)
Supply management consciousness accelerating up
the corporate agenda

Trends of Future Supply Chain


Management
Cloud Computing - Low cost and reliable cloud

solutions for global supply chains are starting to


emerge; apps will transform supply chains.
Business Process Convergence - eliminate automating

inefficient processes. For example, the companies will

supersede the business documents


company with different systems.

inside

the

Skill Specialization. New supply chain skills will be

developed, undergraduate and MBA environment will


develop, becoming more specialised.

Trends of Future Supply Chain


Management
Raw Material Scarcity - Companies that use energy,

water and other raw materials responsibly will have


a competitive edge in global markets by 2030.
Regional & Local Sourcing - It will expand and supply

ecosystems will emerge as economies grow; Made


in USA and locally-sourced will drive sourcing.

Trends of Future Supply Chain


Management
Emergence of Control Towers. The mission of the
Supply Chain Control Towers is to transform raw data feeds into
real-time information, all these happen in a central location which
controls the flow of orders, inventory, and consumption across the
network.
Predictable/Unpredictability - Predictability becomes a
competitive advantage; supply chains break through
barriers to become faster, more cost efficient, and safer.
Corporate Social Responsibility Becomes Fundamental - It

wont be an option any more, policies expand globally,


emerging country laws catch up, and foreign corporations
will follow global norms.

Trends of Future Supply Chain


Management
Non-Zero Supply Chains Win - In other words,

supply chains focused on greater collaboration


between everyone in the ecosystem will win. This
will result in end-to-end supply chain solutions
that will create new value for customers.

Conclusions
The future trends predict a high usage of internet,

technology and new knowledge skills. This future


changes
will
have
advantages
and
desadvantages.

Fin