Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.
The last twelve months have been another particularly tough year for business all round, not least in the retail space. The positivity that surrounded the hope of mass global vaccinations in 2021 gradually gave way to the collective realization that the pandemic is far from over. This was then replaced in the media and public spotlight by the challenges facing global supply chains in terms of staffing, sourcing and transporting goods.
As we look ahead to 2022, there are few industry experts that could have predicted the events of the last two years and even fewer willing to make any claims about what the remainder of the decade might look like from a retail or supply chain perspective.
We believe that while it might be a little too short-sighted to make specific technology predictions, we do believe it is possible to identify some key ‘mega trends’ that will inevitably incorporate more specific areas of technology along the way.