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The future of supply chain

Insights to help you find strength and resilience as you address growing multi-national regulation and prepare for an evolving future.

The new imperative: Supply chain transformation

During the past few years, many events have tested supply chains, creating dramatic change in how we approach, plan, and operate our ecosystems. KPMG recently surveyed 300 global supply chain professionals to find out how they are coping.

In this report, we share the survey findings—along with our own insights gained from working with supply chains around the globe. Read this report to learn about key imperatives supply chain leaders are focusing on in their near- and long-term strategies, along with recommendations and case examples that can help you build the resilience and agility you need to advance and overcome the challenges ahead.

Learn about these core themes and emerging trends



Supply chains play a leading role in meeting business and regulatory expectations

Advanced robotics and automation

Advanced robotics and automation

Decision makers are turning away from manual processes and embracing analytics and AI-driven approaches

Workforce of the future

Workforce of the future

Collaboration between humans and robots is creating new models of innovation

Distributed ledgers and digital money

Distributed ledgers and digital money

These technologies are providing traceability and enable smooth and secure global commerce

Transformation within sectors

Transformation within sectors

Technology advances, macro environmental changes, and product innovations are influencing future strategies within sectors



Prospects for using the metaverse to design and monitor supply chains is gaining traction


of respondents plan to increase their focus on sustainable sourcing


Of respondents believe that repetitive tasks that humans do will be replaced with automation


Of respondents believe that activities with a high rate of injury will become automated


Of respondents are optimistic that digital twins will add value to supply chain management

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Brian Higgins
Principal, Advisory, Customer and Operations, KPMG US
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Mary J. Rollman
Principal, Supply Chain Leader, KPMG US

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