The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain — from procurement and logistics to manufacturing and warehousing.
This guide explores the far-reaching implications of this global crisis on key areas of supply chain operations, including: sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and transportation and logistics.
It also identifies current trends and outlines strategies to support your business on the long road to economic recovery.
During my organization’s more than 50-year history, we have witnessed countless disasters and responded to famines, cyclones, earthquakes and wars that devastated communities and left trails of hunger and poverty in their wake.
For almost all business owners, COVID-19 changed everything. Certain industries shut down for months or had to pivot operations to meet evolving consumer demands. Customers stayed home, either shifting their purchases online or not making them at all.
Progress is a wonderful thing. Data shows us that people today are collectively more healthy, literate and environmentally conscious than at any point in human history.
Technology has driven much of this progress. The rate of technological change can sometimes feel overwhelming, but we nearly 8 billion humans need the most advanced thinking possible if we’re going to thrive on a crowded planet with limited resources.
The author Richard Wright said, “An artist deals with aspects of reality different from those which a scientist sees.” Right now, the reality that scientists — and most people — see is a pandemic. And right now, artists can’t help but see that same reality.
Art shows — the main way many artists show their work — halted. Art galleries closed. It’s not just about seeing the art, which is important, but about connecting with the artist.