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Apps already support many business processes. “Anytime, anywhere, but always plugged in” – that’s the motto. The results of the “Global Trade Management Agenda 2017” show that mobile applications are of great relevance also in the area of global trade and logistics. Nine out of ten experts from the fields of logistics, global trade, and supply chain management believe that business apps are a decisive competitive factor.
But what is the companies’ current situation regarding “business apps”? Which are the challenges arising with the use of the mobile helpers and who is driving the topic in the companies? These and other questions are the subject of the fourth edition of the Global Trade Management Agenda.
Collaboration in the supply chain is an ambivalent topic. It harbors risks such as loss of control over data or loss of knowledge. Despite this, four out of five global trade and logistics experts believe in achieving critical competitive advantages as a result of supply chain collaboration. That is one of the results of the study "Global Trade Management Agenda 2016".
But what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics? And what do supply chain partners expect? The results of this year's GTM study deliver the answer to this and many more exciting questions. The study also sheds light on managements' 2016 top priorities in global supply chains.
The European Union has trade agreements with many countries. The currently planned TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) - the agreement with the US - is cause for much controversy. But regardless of how the survey participants feel about TTIP – 54% of respondents believe that the agreement will be “very relevant” for their companies.
So what is the relevance of such agreements in every day business? What effects do business managers expect? And how can companies prepare their logistics for the new conditions? The "Global Trade Management Agenda 2015" is looking into these - and other - questions and reveals top trends in 2015.