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Biggest supply chain challenges worldwide 2017-2018 This statistic displays the biggest challenges reported by supply chain executives in 2017 and 2018. During the 2018 survey, 19.7 percent of respondents reported that their biggest challenge in 2018 was fluctuating consumer demand.
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20172018
Inventory management14.5%13.2%
Available talent14.5%9.2%
Coordinating operations across multiple sales channels14.5%11.8%
Fluctuating consumer demand13.3%19.7%
Visibility12%21.1%
Risk allocation*7.2%-
Keeping pace with technology7.2%6.6%
Data management3.6%1.3%
Data governance*3.6%-
Manufacturing3.6%4%
Sourcing3.6%5.3%
Ensuring an ethical supply chain2.4%5.3%
Other**-2.6%
20172018
Inventory management14.5%13.2%
Available talent14.5%9.2%
Coordinating operations across multiple sales channels14.5%11.8%
Fluctuating consumer demand13.3%19.7%
Visibility12%21.1%
Risk allocation*7.2%-
Keeping pace with technology7.2%6.6%
Data management3.6%1.3%
Data governance*3.6%-
Manufacturing3.6%4%
Sourcing3.6%5.3%
Ensuring an ethical supply chain2.4%5.3%
Other**-2.6%
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This statistic displays the biggest challenges reported by supply chain executives in 2017 and 2018. During the 2018 survey, 19.7 percent of respondents reported that their biggest challenge in 2018 was fluctuating consumer demand.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017 and 2018
Number of respondents
104 respondents
Special properties
supply chain executives from retailers, manufacturers and brands.
Supplementary notes
The source doesn't provide the age of the respondents and survey method.
2017 Benchmark: 105
* Answer not included in 2018 survey.
** Answer not included in 2017 survey.

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