As global trade continues to transform the way companies are producing, moving, buying, and selling goods across borders, it’s important for supply chain leaders to know about trade trends that can help them benchmark their company against the leaders and laggards.

To sort through emerging and existing technology, a recent survey by global trade management software provider Amber Road and the Association of American Exporters and Importers provides insight into what technology companies are using, the challenges these systems are expected to solve, and how companies are implementing them.

Here are some key statistics from the survey of more than 120 supply chain executives in a cross-cut of industries and roles.

The report gives guidance on how to build the “right” technology stack. Although finding the right stack might sound daunting at first, this task should be seen as a way to spark your company’s innovativeness in finding new ways to compete and win.