Survey responses came from a wide variety of roles within companies. Twenty-five percent of respondents indicated they were supply chain executives, about 19% came from the procurement/sourcing function, and 17.5% in trade compliance, in addition to a smattering of other roles such as CFO or general supply chain.

From an industry perspective the mix was extremely broad, with representation of almost every sector. The largest single group of respondents came from general industrial manufacturing, at 13.5%, followed by retail (13%), high tech/electronics (11%), and consumer goods at about 8%.

There was an equally broad mix by company size, with combined 46% being over $1 billion in annual sales, 9% between $500 million and $1 billion, about 15% from $100 million to $499 million, and 30% under $100 million.