Megatrends and Trends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

Dimitra Kalaitzi*, Aristides Matopoulos, Rosanna Fornasiero, Saskia Sardesai, Ana Cristina Barros, Sebastian Balech, Victoria Muerza

*Corresponding author for this work

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Companies operate in a macro-environment that is changing considerably due to large, transformative global forces namely megatrends and trends. The wave of these megatrends and trends generates new prospects as well as challenges for the future of supply chains. This chapter provides a review of 23 major megatrends and 72 trends identified in multiple dimensions along Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, and Environmental (PESTLE) dimensions. The results are based on a systematic literature review and an experts’ workshop, and can be used to generate future supply chain scenarios.
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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