In an ever-changing world we find less and less anchors and certainties. In the recent past, people and businesses tend to follow trends and plan their path and future supply chains in line with these expectations.
Trend-watchers supported us with new developments and innovations along the route but, all in all, we stayed on the projected path forward.
With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, that comfortable feeling of knowing where we are heading was brutally stopped. Our supply chain management strategies were merely based on reliability, sustainability and optimised costs. That was the trend for quite some time. Of course, also trends in supply chain management are not carved in stone, but it gave us at least a way to go and we had the feeling that we were in control.
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