As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out, many are wondering what’s next for supply chain trends. Bridget McCrea, a Contributing Editor for Logistics Management, wanted to find out what top industry experts like St. Onge Company’s Bryan Jensen think. Bryan laid out the factors he’s watching now to determine what’s next.
“Different sectors are going to experience different movements in terms of what percentage of sales are generated by D2C/online sales versus brick-and-mortar,” explains Bryan Jensen, chairman and executive vice president at St. Onge Company. “Even pure e-commerce businesses may experience a decline in sales as people go back to shopping at their local stores which, once reopened safely, may take sales away from online-only businesses.”
This and other high-level shifts will directly affect the supply chain as it moves goods from the raw material stage and out into customers’ hands. Jensen warns companies that those “hands”—which moved pretty quickly when COVID-19 hit—will be moving again in the near future.
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