Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Auburn University, NASSTRAC, and Agile Business Media have undertaken a multi-year study Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade. In 2018, when the Logistics 2030 project began, little did we know that the following three years would be some of the most transformative for supply chains. Market volatility caused by the pandemic, the subsequent economic downturn, and severe weather events have converged to cause enormous stress on all areas of the supply chain.
One of our focus group participants said it best “Now everyone wants to go back to “normal” – how things used to be. But most of us don’t realize how the normal has changed – the future has changed.” The year 2030 is getting closer. Over the next nine years, supply chain professionals will continue to encounter many challenges and rapid change. It is important to assess the strategies, requirements, and tools that will shape supply chains and drive success over the next decade.
Our team of experts from Auburn University's Center for Supply Chain Innovation, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), and AGiLE Business Media (publisher of DC Velocity & CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly), has undertaken a multi-year study of these future issues. We have previously explored transportation and warehousing.
This year’s selected topic is Strategic Sourcing and Inbound Logistics, and we collected expert insights on future sourcing issues via a survey, focus groups, and individual interviews. The resulting information is contained in this report. We would like to thank all the sourcing/procurement and logistics professionals who participated in this study and hope you will find the information contained within this report useful to your transportation/supply chain networks.