COVID-19 contingency planning: navigating the new normal
Following a series of announcements to ease social distancing restrictions, many manufacturers will be making plans to maximise use of production plants for their recovery. Latest data shows an increase in the number of firms operating at full capacity. However, many firms will remain cautious of further disruptions in the supply chain.
As recently experienced in the Gütersloh district (Germany), the possibility of bursts of COVID-19 outbreaks remain a threat and local lockdowns could potentially cause further supply chain interruptions, should a key supplier be located in a high risk area.
Natural, political and operational disruptions are the new normal in today’s global supply chains. Certainly, manufacturers have expressed concerns over accessing necessary road and air freight capacities, the latter of which faces significant barriers due to customs delays and quarantine policies.
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