While the majority of these have negative implications, there has been a lot of opportunity created in and around the supply chain; particularly when identifying requirements for future technologies, innovation and in the world of raw materials.
When looking at how the world will change in 2017, the big four areas that may affect us all are: the economy, currency, technology and raw materials.
Global economy: the world wanted change
The disenfranchised people of 2016 have spoken: they wanted change. Great Britain voted to leave the EU and the US supported president-elect, Donald Trump. Although the implications of these changes cannot yet be fully understood, we can be certain there will be a paradigm shift in the short term — after all, we are dealing with unprecedented change in two of the leading players in the world economy.
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