POST-CORONAVIRUS SUPPLY CHAIN RECOVERY

The Journey to the New Normal

In early 2020 and with little warning, the coronavirus began its onslaught on the world. Even in its early stage, the significant impact on supply chains and the crucial role of supply chain management became obvious. Many, if not all industries have been impacted in different ways, and times, and this has had a direct impact on the speed of recovery. Post-coronavirus, it seems inevitable that supply chains will be different: too much disruption has been caused; too many weaknesses exposed; too many lessons ruefully learned.

This white paper will provide our perspective on how businesses can recover from the current crisis into the “new normal”. And do this by using their sophisticated supply chains as a gateway to future optimizations.


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Introduction

The Journey to the New Normal

In this white paper we outline the shape of the new-normal for the supply chain. We explore the transition period to the new-normal, the impact of the supply chain, the lasting habits from the crisis and the actions that should be taken.

Chapter One - Intro

Transition to the "Pre-New Normal"

Post Covid-19 businesses, across all industry sectors, will not translate to the new normal immediately. So, it makes sense to consider and plan for an intermediate phase. We call it the “pre-new normal”.

Chapter Two - Intro

Resilience

The Covid-19 pandemic has sharply exposed the international nature of many supply chains, revealing, resilience weak sports for both countries and business. Many of those that relied on global supply chains for their inventory were left vulnerable and empty-handed.

Chapter Three - Intro

Demand

Long before countries went into lock-down their supermarket shelves were stripped bare. Lock-down or even fears of lock-down induced supply chain disruption, was no longer the trigger. People were panic buying because other people were panic buying.

Chapter Four - Intro

Transportation & Warehousing Workplace

In a world where increased resilience calls for distributed production, local sourcing, re- and near-shoring, it is clear that there will be reduced requirements for long-distance transportation.

Chapter Five - Intro

Transition to the "Pre-New Normal"

Businesses must initiate and plan for the changes that are coming to their supply chains. Supply chain leaders must initiate these vital first steps towards the new-normal. This is a positive moment in time. If transition is managed correctly, businesses will come out stronger, securing their competitive advantage well into the future.


Post-Coronavirus Supply-Chain Recovery

From Lockdown and Pre-Normal Towards a New Normal.


Introduction

Transition to the "Pre-New Normal"

Resilience

Demand

Transportation & Warehousing Workplace

Transition to the "Pre-New Normal"