TURBULENT TIMES RESHAPING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

TURBULENT TIMES RESHAPING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

With geopolitics, major world-wide disruptive events, and trade wars all in force, global supply chain dynamics are subject to a critical shift in power. These global trends are challenging the long-standing acceleration of globalisation and forcing all players to review supply chain interdependencies.

Swedish companies must adapt to current and future situations and adopt new approaches that will make supply chains agile and secure in turbulent times. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, Business Sweden have the expertise to help build new strategies and approaches to support compliance with specific trade regulations and shifting local production values to support ongoing global growth.

GLOBAL MEGA TRENDS

Across the globe, mega trends are changing where consumers live and how they interact with products and services, the way people consume, how and where products are made, and slowing down the march of globalislation.

PROTECTIONISM & GEOPOLITICS

Protectionist policies, geopolitics, and seismic shifts in power are causing uncertainty and pushing a review and actions on supply chain business decisions and investment across all major industries.

MAJOR DISRUPTIVE EVENTS

The pandemic, Brexit and national disasters individually and collectively, are disrupting the global economy and supply chains and driving companies to re-evaluate supply chain dependencies.

DIGITALISATION & AUTOMATION

The technology revolution continues to revolutionise the way we consume and produce and remains a force that is enabling improved visibility, control and efficiency in supply chain management.

SUSTAINABILITY

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NEW CUSTOMER MARKETS

Emerging customer markets are shaking up traditional power hierarchies and geo-politics which is creating unprecedented pressure on manufacturers to review their current global supply chains.

What are the forces behind shifting global supply chains?



Trend guide preview 

Download our trend guide, Securing the Chain, for insights from the deep-dive research carried out by our teams in APAC, EMEA, and the Americas.

Read about the:
• Five global mega trends influencing supply chain ecosystems
• Unique responses and approaches needed in different global markets
• Recommendations for securing agile supply chains

Global perspectives

Regional opportunities and challenges are arising in markets all around the world.

Americas strengthen regional links

With the recent election results still causing waves, the ripple effect on trade policies and relations is set to shape both the short- and longer-term landscape both regionally and globally. For Swedish companies, there are challenges and opportunities to bring new solutions and innovations to help manufacturers stay competitive.

Power shift and diversification in APAC

The dominance of China has been the catalyst for APACs rise to the top of the global hierarchy. In the wake of the pandemic, power structures are shifting and the reliance on single players to keep supply chains moving is under review. The impact to Swedish companies is setting in a motion the need to review dependencies and approaches within the region.

Regionalisation reduces global dependencies

The need to review supply chain strategies in markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe is becoming a necessary tool to remain competitive and meet the criteria of increasingly challenging sustainability, protectionist and trade regulations. For Swedish companies it is crucial to review current strategies to remain competitive.

SECURE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS WITH A STRATEGIC APPROACH

Our team of experts have conducted extensive research and gained invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing Swedish companies’ global supply chains. In all corners of the world, our experts have local and global knowledge to help you build robust and agile supply chains.

Erik Friberg

Market Area Director
Central Eastern Europe

Vivianne Gillman

Business Development Director
Americas

Vlad Månsson

Market Manager Taiwan and
Director of Trade and Investment