How can supply chain and transport companies evolve in response to digitally empowered markets, rising risks and growing workforce pressures?This community is a high-level group of peers dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of their industry and society.
Industry agenda The Supply Chain and Transport Governors define the industry agenda. The group, comprising chief executives and chairs from partner organizations, closely align the agenda with related System Initiatives. The Governors identified five priorities for 2018: Trade and digital supply chain, the future of work, cyber resilience, dealing with infectious disease outbreaks, and humanitarian action. The Forum is addressing these challenges through the following projects and activities: 1. Trade and digital supply chainThe Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation forms part of the System Initiative on International Trade and Investment. The alliance implements trade facilitation projects in emerging markets that strengthen trade flows, job creation and inclusive growth. Individual national projects linked to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement accelerate ambitious and inclusive trade facilitation reforms through public-private collaboration. SIMSystem forms part of the System Initiative on Mobility. This project aims to enable faster, safer, cleaner and more affordable mobility for people and goods by integrating disparate transportation modes such as bikeshare, autonomous pods, ocean shipping and air travel. The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains dialogue series and other research will help inform senior management about the nature, magnitude and impact of technology-driven transformations of supply chains and production across various industry sectors. This research forms part of the System Initiative on Production.2. Future of work The Future of Work project forms part of the System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work. It aims to help leaders manage the impact of technological disruptions on work and employment. The project started in 2017 and will spend two years developing scenarios, reskilling maps and change-management toolkits for policy-makers and business leaders. These tools will help shape a more positive outlook on the transformations under way and support responsible and responsive action by government and business.3. Cyber resilience The Forum’s new Global Centre for Cybersecurity will conduct a special investigation into the mobility industries to help companies understand the level of cyber risk they are facing and find ways to improve cyber resilience. The project includes board-level work, capacity building and creating knowledge exchange mechanisms.4. Dealing with infectious disease outbreaks The Outbreak Readiness and Business Insight Tool aims to help businesses better understand costs associated with infectious disease outbreaks, and ways to mitigate these costs and strengthen health security. The tool forms part of the System Initiative on Health and Healthcare’s Global Health Security project. 5. Humanitarian action The Logistics Emergency Team (LET) facilitates support from global logistics companies during humanitarian responses to large-scale natural disasters. Facilitated by the Forum since 2005, LET is the first public-private partnership of its kind, comprising four of the largest global logistics and transport companies – Agility, DP World, Maersk and UPS – that work together with the United Nations Logistics Cluster.