Future Scenario Settings for Supply Chains

Saskia Sardesai*, Markus Stute, Rosanna Fornasiero, Dimitra Kalaitzi, Ana Cristina Barros, Cemre Multu, Victoria Muerza

*Corresponding author for this work

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Trends and future developments make it necessary to discuss the future, but it is their bundling that forms a future scenario. This chapter describes six identified and verified macro-scenarios for future industry specific settings, which are shaped by various socio-economic, political, technological and environmental future developments. The description of each macro-scenario allows conclusions to be drawn on supply chain developments such as circular aspects, trade impacts or necessary supply chain structures. Each future scenario is set in a conceptual framework that provides the context and meaning of possible futures and enables companies to prepare and adjust their strategies accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext Generation Supply Chains
ISBN (Print)9783030635046, 9783030635053
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering

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