The Global Logistics Magazine
The supply chain in focus
How engineering and manufacturing can gear up for the post-pandemic future
There’s every reason to be optimistic that 2021 will be a better year than 2020. Still, COVID-19 continues to dominate the global agenda, and this issue of Delivered. reflects that fact.
One thing all businesses have in common at the moment – whatever their sector – is mitigating the impact of the pandemic. For many companies, not least in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, the key focus is squarely on ensuring the security of supply chains. But as our Sector Focus article asks: Might they find a silver lining to this crisis? Could it offer players an opportunity to make significant supply chain improvements that could ultimately transform their processes, and actually create opportunities in their post-COVID-19 future?
Some businesses have dealt with the pandemic better than others. But so have some countries. Take China. In 2020, its GDP plunged and its future looked uncertain. Yet by the end of the year, China had the virus largely contained and recovered its footing, and is now back on its growth trajectory. How did it achieve this turnaround? You can find out in our Country Focus.