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Reshaping Supply Chains for the 2020s: Five Forces Impacting Supply Chains

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In our Reshaping Supply Chains for the 2020s series, we analyze the technologies and trends that are enabling the evolution of the supply chain. In this first report, we discuss five forces that are influencing change in retail supply chains as we head into the 2020s:

  • The rise of e-commerce and increased expectations of fast delivery
  • Fast fashion and lean manufacturing
  • The growth of discount formats
  • Greater demand for sustainability
  • Moving to a “pull” supply-chain strategy

We acknowledge the uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus crisis, and the short- and medium-term disruptions that it has caused to supply chains. However, we see the forces identified in this report as enduring in a post-Covid world, even if they are joined by further disruptive trends.

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