2022 Supply Chain Priorities and Challenges: White Paper

Published On:
February 18, 2022
Authored By:
Marisa Brown
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In its 2022 Supply Chain Management Priorities and Challenges research, APQC asked supply chain professionals about their expectations and trends for the year ahead. With input from 261 participants representing more than 23 industries, APQC evaluated:

  • how supply chains performed in 2021,
  • changes and trends impacting supply chains,
  • the biggest obstacles to improving supply chains, and
  • focus areas and priorities for supply chains in 2022.

Supply chain challenges continued in 2021, and performance improved somewhat—but not nearly enough. Thus, supply chains are getting back to basics for 2022. Professionals have set their sights on the foundational work of benchmarking, implementing best practices, and standardizing processes in core focus areas such as planning, procurement, and logistics.

The good news is that many supply chain teams will walk into 2022 with plans to head off emerging obstacles and bigger budgets to enact those plans. The bad news is that there’s a lot of work to do. To stay resilient in the face of ongoing disruption, supply chain leaders must think carefully about where they invest their time and resources.

In this white paper, APQC provides insights, strategies, and resources to help you strengthen your supply chain for 2022. Click here for an executive summary of this in-depth white paper.