Supply chain refers to the network between a producer and a supplier to make the final product reach its customers. The supply chain is beneficial as it reduces costs and increases the production cycle. This happens because of the suppliers. They act as mediators by transferring products from the production house to the customers. By this, the producers’ work is lessened, and they can focus on the production.
Because of increasing technology and fast-changing norms, there are challenges today faced by supply chains. In this article, we will read about the challenges that the Transportation and supply chain can encounter in the next five years.
Changing customer expectations
With the increasing competition, customer expectations have increased in tremendous form. Companies today provide better services and products to beat the competition in the market.
This has led to increased customer expectations from the company; they want to buy their products from or from where they are purchasing them for the last few years. In the coming five years, technology will lead to even larger expectations of customers from the producers. And producers will have to fulfill their expectations to remain in the market.
Increasing technology and people’s involvement in technology have grown tremendously over the last ten years. As much as technology has positive sides as it has negative aspects in the market also. The most negatively affected area by technology is business.
Hackers, phishers, etc., commit online fraud leading to huge losses of the company. Some tend to order and do not pay by telling the company that the order was not up to the mark. This is the most accessible type of fraud that can be done.
But on the other hand, some technical hackers, which are experienced, hack the producers’ or manufacturers’ systems and sell their data. They misuse the data by selling it to other potential buyers at high prices. In this way, the critical data also gets leaked in the market, letting out its strategies.
Many preventive measures, such as antiviruses, software techniques, etc., to know if there is any potential hacking, are being taken today. With improving technology, there will hopefully be much more advanced for stopping the hacking in the next five years.
Shortage of truckers
Logistics is the most underrated part of a business. Trucking helps in the movement of all kinds of goods, from one place to another. However, trucking is not given proper importance today as much as it should.
Looking at the present condition, shortly there can be a shortage of truckers. This will lead to an increase in production cost and also will affect the speed of production. To get rid of the situation, we will have to look out for truckers and trukkin in the current time also.