Megatrends and Trends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
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ISBN: 9783030635046, 9783030635053
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 09:10
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Published Date: 2021-01-01
Authors: Kalaitzi, Dimitra (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1057-1697)
Matopoulos, Aristides (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5083-0534)
Fornasiero, Rosanna
Sardesai, Saskia
Barros, Ana Cristina
Balech, Sebastian
Muerza, Victoria



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