Wariffs and renegotiation of long-standing trade agreements by the U.S have made supply chain and logistics prominent subjects for the last few years. However, the interconnected network of supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing has been powering the business and technology world for significantly longer.
One reason supply chain is an important area of focus - for everyone from CEOs to board members to managers - is due to drastically altered roles of key stakeholders in organizations. Enabled by the greater availability of real-time data, managers and decision-makers are given more opportunities to make agile and productive arrangements. In the coming years, BlockChain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and integrated smart devices will enable companies to make further efficient decisions as well as reduce menial and repetitive work currently performed manually.