Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

So I’ve decided to indulge my craving by daring to speculate about what the supply chain of 2028 might look like. Instead I’m just drawing on my consulting experience, a little research, and perhaps a tiny bit of imagination to surmise what we might see if we could gaze into a fully functioning crystal ball and view the supply chain environment of 2028. The supply chain talent gap will not be a concern in the supply chain of 2028.

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028 with a potential economic impact of $2.67T according to a recent study by Deloitte. million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028 with a potential economic impact of $2.67T. Deloitte found that the manufacturing skills shortage could put $454B of manufacturing GDP at risk in 2028 alone if qualified workers cannot be found to fill the open jobs.

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Podcast: Ben Cook – COO of MedMen

EFT

It’s 2028… what is MedMen up to and what does the cannabis industry look like? Priyanka talks to Ben Cook – COO of MedMen – the largest cannabis company in the US. He has gone from being the Director of Supply Chain & Logistics at Apple, building the supply chain for iPhones and iPads, to leading the supply chain at Target, then Walmart, and now to shipping weed! How “dope” is that?! How did his former Apple experience helps him in his current role? Questions Ben answered.

In Logistics, the Last Few Feet are as Important as the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The staff at Supply Chain 24/7 notes, “In response to today’s online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, [a study published by Zebra Technologies] revealed that 78 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 40 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028.”[2]. There are 5,280 feet in a mile.

Circular Supply Chain: the Politics of Pollution

DynaSys

To quote an influential industry analyst “ In 2028 the circular economy will be the only economy ”. [i] In previous posts, I wrote on the emergence of circular model supply chains , and the likely impacts they may have. Of course, a response I often receive is Why?

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

According to the Guidehouse consulting firm , the “global microgrid market was at about 3,500 MW in 2019, totaling an $8.1-billion market, but that number is due to grow by 2028 to about 20,000 MW and $39.4

2020 Challenges and Solutions for HVAC Distributors

EazyStock

The HVAC industry is already highly competitive and is predicted to grow 13% through 2028. Market Trends for the HVAC Industry. The HVAC industry is unforgiving to distributors who are not on top of their game. HVAC has a constantly growing market – especially a growing global market as emerging economies ramp up construction and additional end-users emerge (such as data centers who need to keep their machines cool and ventilated).

2018 Was Record Year for Manufacturers' Optimism

Material Handling and Logistics

We have more than half a million jobs to fill right now—and by 2028, as many as 2.4 “Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are keeping our promise to expand our operations, hire new workers and raise wages and benefits,” said NAM CEO Jay Timmons. In the 20 years that The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has been measuring the sentiments of the manufacturing sector, 2018 stood out. On average this year, 92.4%

Trends 2019: Business Technology

Enterra Insights

But … people shouldn’t buy into all of the hype, because there is a real problem with things such as decoherence, and it won’t be until between 2023 to 2028 that quantum computing begins to create meaningful work.”. Technology is an ambiguous word referring to a wide range of marvelous (and sometimes scary) man-made gadgets. Deciding what technological trends are important depends on the activities in which you or your organization are involved.

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Defining the Future of E-Commerce! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

When popularized, 40% of parcels will be drone-delivered in 2 hours by 2028. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post created for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Josh Wardini. Infographic originally published by Subscriptionly at [link].

Technological challenges and limited value holding back autonomous trucks but major change expected by end of decade

EFT

This is forecast, based on current trends, to rise to 160k drivers by 2028. . Although the trucking industry has higher priorities right now, the future will eventually turn to autonomous solutions and companies need to keep one eye on the future says IDTechEx.

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Low-code: The strategic CIO’s secret weapon

TrackVia

In 2018 alone there were 1,365,500 software engineering jobs posted and that number is projected to reach 1,649,600 by 2028. How CIOs are overcoming software gaps to give their organizations a strategic advantage. The CIO role has changed dramatically over the last few years. The CIO is no longer the technical-minded leader responsible for managing IT and leveraging technology to create value for the business; they’re now expected to be digital innovators and experts in strategy.

Low-code: The strategic CIO’s secret weapon

TrackVia

In 2018 alone there were 1,365,500 software engineering jobs posted and that number is projected to reach 1,649,600 by 2028. How CIOs are overcoming software gaps to give their organizations a strategic advantage. The CIO role has changed dramatically over the last few years. The CIO is no longer the technical-minded leader responsible for managing IT and leveraging technology to create value for the business; they’re now expected to be digital innovators and experts in strategy.

Targeting Generation Z Consumers, Part 2

Enterra Insights

Combined those groups will make up roughly 70% of the global population by 2028. “If retail was a target-based dart game,” writes Cara Salpini ( @CaraSalpini ),, “then hitting Gen Z would be the bullseye. Not because they have the most spending power or the most stable jobs, but for a variety of factors that make them, if nothing else, a good investment.”[1] ”[1] It might be a bit premature to make Gen Zers, rather than millennials, the marketing bullseye.

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The State of Retail: How to Buck the High Street Closures Trend

Repl Group

The percentage is forecast to decrease to 70% by 2028 but that isn’t at the rate that some people are fearing.”. Latest figures have revealed the highest net number of high street store closures since monitoring began in 2010. Each day in the UK during the first half of 2019, 16 shops closed their doors while only nine opened: a net decline of 1,234 on the country’s top 500 high streets.

The High Street is Dead. Long Live The High Street!

Repl Group

The Centre for Retail Research predicts that it will rise from the current 17% of all retail spending to 30% by 2028. UK high streets’ challenges are well-documented: falling footfall, the online onslaught, economic and political pressures. Each one is contributing to a slow and steady decline in consumer spend. But at this year’s WFM Forum, delegates heard from retail intelligence expert Diane Wehrle who busted the myth that the high street is dead.

Understanding the Challenges Facing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Firms

USC Consulting Group

That success is expected to continue over the next decade, as the industry expands apace to surpass the $8 trillion mark by 2028, per analysts for Boeing. Businesses navigating the global aerospace and defense sector reached new heights in 2018, generating record revenues and laying the foundation for sustained organizational success through fast and furious merger and acquisition activity, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Labor Day 2019

Enterra Insights

million jobs that may go unfilled by 2028. To most people, Labor Day represents the end of summer. It’s a time to take one last deep breath of warm air and bask beside the pool in preparation for the colder days ahead. The holiday was established, however, to honor the contributions of working men and women to the American economy. As the U.S.

White House Details 5-year STEM Education Strategy

Enterra Insights

economy, the study showed that it could jeopardize $454 billion of economic output in 2028 or more than $2.5 The Trump administration has emphasized bringing manufacturing back to the United States. As a result of this push, the so-called skills gap has come into sharper focus. How large is the gap? Adrienne Selko ( @ASelkoIW ), Senior Editor of IndustryWeek , reports, “Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute issued a report, 2018 Skills Gap Study , showing that 2.4