Trends Changing Supply Chain Management

After reading the Hitachi Consulting White Paper titled, Six Key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today, from your perspective choose the two most important trends from the list of six; explain each trend and why you feel it has the most impact on supply chain management today. Be sure to include a real-life example of a company that has been impacted by each of the two trends that you have selected.
Trend 1 - Demand Planning;
Trend 2- Globalization;
Trend 3- Increased competition and price pressures;
Trend 4- Outsourcing;
Trend 5- Shortened and more complex product life cycles;
Trend 6 - Closer integration and collaboration with suppliers

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