The importance of the Australian supply chain in our daily lives has never been more recognised than in the past two years. Ongoing disruptions caused by the pandemic have resulted in major shifts in consumer behaviour and supply chain business operations. Building the resilience and agility of Australia’s supply chains is key to withstanding future global and domestic shocks.

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has released the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook that identifies six megatrends which are impacting industries in the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail. Strategic planning and workforce development are among the keys to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by these megatrends.

This report is a snapshot of a continually evolving story, it is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that supply chains play in enabling a strong Australian economy.

The report is based on extensive research and consultation with the Industry Reference Committees (IRC) representing these sectors. Each IRC comprises industry leaders and experts who work to ensure skills standards and qualifications are developed to meet the needs of industry, now and into the future.

To find out more about the six megatrends and download the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook, click here.