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The Great Disruptor: These Three Consumer Trends Will Transform Supply Chains By 2030

Consumers are going to be the ultimate disruptor to supply chains and commerce between now and 2030, says Roadmap 2.0’s consumer section author David Schneider, supply chain consultant and founder of We Are The Practitioners –David K. & Schneider Company LLC.

“Historically, they have been the biggest supply chain disruptor, and they’re going to get worse,” he notes, citing consensus from the Roadmap 2.0’s 200-plus roundtable contributors who believe that the consumer will strongly influence the degree of disruption, rate of change and operational speed of supply chains over the next decade and a half.

In developing the content for the consumers section, Schneider identified three key consumer trends that will transform retail supply chains. READ MORE…

Inviscid Consulting’s Hopper: Today’s Three-Collar Supply Chain Workforce Will Persist to 2030

When considering the types of jobs in both today’s supply chain and that of 15 years from now, Steve Hopper, Founder and Principal at Inviscid Consulting and author of Roadmap 2.0’s workforce section, sees a tale of three collars unfolding within the industry.

“Historically, most people think of white-collar and blue-collar workers,” he explains. “But with so much automation coming into the mix, there’s a growing need for a middle level: the gray-collar worker.” READ MORE…

MHI Releases Video About Roadmap 2.0

A new video on the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 has been released by MHI on their video channel, MHI View.

Highlighting today’s lightning fast pace of business, built upon unprecedented interconnectedness and the exponential rate of change for technology, the video showcases the latest technology, consumer, workforce and logistics infrastructure trends impacting material handling and logistics between now and 2030.

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