Wednesday, October 7th 2020

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What are the opportunities for Supply Chain during and after the pandemic crisis?

This week’s must read


Manufacturing, Financial services, … every industry has been scrambling to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 on the bottom line. The pandemic served as a trigger to identify and eliminate risks in their global supply chains. Do you think that incorporating AI-powered solutions into your supply chain risk management strategy will allow you to identify problems before they threaten the business?

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from Jennifer Bisceglie for GlobalTrade about the impact of covid on supply chain.

  Jennifer Bisceglie@Interos for GlobalTrade

Thought Leadership


COVID-19 is a different form of supply chain disruption unknown until now. What should companies do to protect themselves from future disruptions? Flexibility should allow to move quickly, that will help to minimize impact on the bottom line.

Michael Wilson@AFFLINK


Supply chains are responsible for making anything and everything we use in our daily lives available to us. How do supply chains affect our daily lives, and how can a pandemic disrupt them?

 Nezih Altay@ Technische Universiteit Delft


The Covid-19 pandemic, trade restrictions, & shortages of pharmaceuticals have unveiled many weaknesses and triggered a rise in economic nationalism. The challenge for managers will be to make their supply chains more resilient to increase their domestic production.

Willy C. Shih@Harvard Business School


This article is a full set of McKinsey ‘s latest perspectives on COVID-19, how organizations can prepare for the next normal and why executives are more hopeful about the economy than they have been at any time so far during the COVID-19 crisis.

Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Matt Wilson and Mihir Mysore@McKinsey

This week’s Consulting News

| Hope Moses Ashike@Business Day

| Jeremy Grant for Financial Timer

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John Scannapieco, chair of the Global Business Team at the law firm of Baker Donelson, explains how the U.S.-China trade war, the coronavirus pandemic and global recession are causing companies to rethink the structure of their supply chains.

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Hélène Laffitte is the CEO of Consulting Quest, a Global Performance-Driven Consulting Platform and author of “Smart Consulting Sourcing”, a step by step guide to getting the best ROI from your consulting. With a blend of experience in Procurement and Consulting, Hélène is passionate about helping Companies create more value through Consulting.