Future Trends in Supply Chain

  • Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
  • Zhang Yu
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


In this chapter, we have briefly discussed “future trends in supply chain management”. In the brief history of SCM we have already watched and observed several dramatic modifications in practice. On the other hand, in the next 15 or so years we are likely to see yet more dramatic vicissitudes. One thing is certain, as SCs become constantly more network-based and virtual, and as worldwide mega-trends reshape the trade and business landscape, the role of supply chain and logistics engineering in safeguarding a healthy ecological/environmental friendly future will become even more critical.


Rapid manufacturing Cloud computing Business process convergence Mass customization Corporate social responsibility Non-zero supply chains Mass production Mass marketing Information sharing Emerging mega-trends Distribution centres (DCs) EPOS Structural flexibility Network orchestration Eco-efficiency Logistics management Cost-effective Supply chains (SCs) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
    • 1
  • Zhang Yu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Economics and ManagementChang’an UniversityXi’anChina

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