Is the Supply Chain Crisis Easing?
What new and existing supply chain challenges are organizations facing today and how are supply chain leaders thinking about the future?
DispatchTrack’s Supply Chain Perspective report, based on a survey of 100+ logistics professionals, finds:
- Despite reports that the supply chain crisis is easing, 72% of leaders still experience significant challenges.
- The top challenges supply chain leaders currently experience include fuel costs (59%), inflation (46%), delays outside of their control (41%), unpredictability (38%), driver shortages (32%), and losing business due to the economy (30%).
- The top concerns supply chain leaders anticipate in the next six months include fuel costs (51%), losing business due to the economy (48%), inflation (44%), unpredictability (33%), driver shortages (32%), and delays outside of their control (31%).
- Supply chain organizations are still grappling with inventory shortages and oversupply. One-third of organizations are struggling with inventory shortages while 1 in 4 are dealing with oversupply.
- 1 in 2 supply chain organizations remain uneasy about missing delivery windows. 53% of supply chain leaders are just as concerned or more concerned about missing delivery windows this year.
- Despite challenges and feelings of uncertainty about future business, the majority of supply chain leaders are optimistic; 2 in 3 express a positive business outlook for 2023.