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.

Podcast: Ben Cook – COO of MedMen

EFT

It’s 2028… what is MedMen up to and what does the cannabis industry look like? Episode 15: FreightWaves CEO on future of freight – Blockchain, digital marketplaces & Futures trading. 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!

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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.

The Supply Chain has Big Aspirations for Blockchain

Enterra Insights

By 2028, Gartner projects blockchain will become fully scalable technically and operationally.” Managing freight transportation. An aspiration is a hope or an ambition of achieving something. Another way of stating that is aspiration is desire mixed with reality. At the moment, blockchain technology seems to fit into the aspirational category.

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. Image Caption: Credit: PRNewsfoto/IDTechEx Précis: Autonomy to become key after 2025 according to IDTechEx Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Technology Supply Chain Freight Hi-Tech Logistics Article Type: Reports & Analysis Publish as a report

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