The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management is a partnership with Highline College, located in the Pacific Northwest in Des Moines, Washington, USA.
The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management is a partnership with Highline College, located in the Pacific Northwest in Des Moines, Washington, USA.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Industry Trends In Supply Chain Management & Logistics Management

There is a distinct difference between supply chain management and logistics. The Center of Excellence has tasked itself to bring you the latest in industry trends, education opportunities, and workforce development insights all geared toward these two growing segments. For more information and further definition of these to sectors, click below. But before you, do scan this page of info-graphics to gain a better understanding of the latest trends

In a project of the Washington Council on International Trade & the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, international trade found international trade as a key driver of Washington State's economy.  In fact, approximately 40% of all jobs are tied to international trade.  A glimpse of the findings are found in the info graphics below.  



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Washington State goods exports in 2012

Why Exports Matter

$7.6 billion of pass-through exports from other states; $23 billion in services exports; 325,000 direct job supported by exports; 95% of consumers are outside the U.S.; 90% of exporting companies are small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

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Washington State goods imports in 2012

Why imports matter

$47.6 billion in goods imports in 2012; 145,000 direct jobs supported by imports; increased supply chain competitiveness for manufacturers and retailers; increased capacity for exports; imports improve the quality of life.

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Washington State ranked 11th in the nation in 2011 for number of international students

Education is an export,

contributing $463.7 million into Washington State's economy. Students either stay - contributing to the diverse workforce - or they leave to become successful foreign business and government leaders.

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Estimated 270,200 job openings every year through 2018.

The expected growth rate in the Seattle region is 15.8%

which will need to be filled every year from now until 2018 in order to keep up with projected industry growth. The expected national growth rate is expected to be 11.3%.

Financial Snapshot of Global Imports & Exports

Exports / $1.289 Trillion

Imports / $1.936 Trillion


Exports / $1.581 Trillion

Imports / $1.327 Trillion

Exports / $1.303 Trillion

Imports / $1.099 Trillion


Exports / $765.2 Billion

Imports / $639.1 Billion

Exports / $517.3 Billion

Imports / $590.5 Billion


Exports / $410.3 Billion

Imports / $561.6 Billion


Exports / $392.7 Billion

Imports / $401 Billion


Exports / $464.3 Billion

Imports / $422.4 Billion


Exports / $388.6 Billion

Imports / $437 Billion


Exports / $485.9 Billion

Imports / $429 Billion


US Exports / Top 4 Commodities

China Exports / Top 4 Commodities

German Exports Top 4 Commodities

Source: cia.gov, intracen.org, oecd.org, importers.com

Business Challenges That Drive The Supply Chain Agenda

Market & Demand Volatility

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Source: 2013 Supply Chain Survey by Capgemini Consulting

60% Have Open Positions - More vacant jobs than talented well-trained workers

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

15% Of Positions Open, on average - Positions are typically vacant for five months or more

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Global Supply Chain Challenges

Results from a 2012 UPS change in supply chain survey targeted at 125 U.S. based high tech companies demonstrates concerns in the following areas. Results are relative to the global supply chain and the three "pain points"

42% of supply chain decision makers say that managing inventory is their primary concern.

48% of supply chain managers say extended lead times are another primary concern.

38% of supply chain decision makers say end to end visibility is another primary concern.

51% cited say reducing total costs

Percentage of leadership with supply chain expertise - Senoir VP/VP -

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42% Say managing inventory

Global Supply Chain Challenges

51% say reducing lead times

Percentage of leadership with supply chain expertise - Director -

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48% Say extended lead times

Global Supply Chain Challenges

Big gaps in supply chain talent 60% have open positions

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38% Say end to end visibility

Global Supply Chain Challenges

15% of these positions are vacant for 5 months or more

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38% Say end to end visibility

Global Supply Chain Challenges