Predicting the future of supply chain management is a fools game but new findings from caps research gives a glimpse into how supply managers are preparing for tomorrow. In our industry says jim owens the former chairman and ceo of construction equipment maker caterpillar the competitor thats best at managing the supply chain is probably going be the most successful competitor over time. The maturity of supply chain management trends and technologies is of great interest to all parties involved in supply chain management as such technologies often help to streamline processes and define the future way of working knowing what is going on in the market and which trends may help to make processes more efficient can save costs . Supply chains and will continue to do so in the future first on the demand side next generation customers will continue to be affected by the amazon effect which clearly has a huge impact on customer expectations. With regard to goals for supply chain management the results show a similar shift between past and future perhaps another indicator that companies are focusing on pursuing growth in addition to cost containment exhibit 2
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