There’s been no let-up in speculation over an imminent global recession since last month’s newsletter. On the one hand, many households still have considerable purchasing power and jobs are growing in parts of the world. On the other, the war in Ukraine is ongoing, there’s uncertainty and now unrest in China, and there’s nagging inflation across the globe. As always, supply chain professionals must plan for every outcome.
In this issue: the holiday inventory glut and 2023 predictions, support for an S&OP makeover, McKinsey’s view of the digital twin, and IDC’s latest perspective on supply chain planning solutions.