Whether you know it or not, you and your team are smack in the middle of grieving. Covid-19 has put a violent full stop in all our lives and whether we return to “normal” or not, despite all the whizzy tools of working online, the ground beneath our feet has seismically shifted.
So there might appear to be a theme here given the topic of our last blog (sack your mentor blog), but actually the intent is completely different.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put the nature of global supply chains into sharp relief: how free and open movement of goods and services is a fine principle but one that’s loaded with risk, and that risk is accentuated at every stage when there is reliance on people. Shorter, simpler supply chains, with resilience as the priority, have become an imperative.
We are all witnessing enormous changes to the world that we work in through the impact of COVID-19. It is way too early to tell which changes will be permanent versus those that are only temporary.
Professor Malcolm McDonald offers these thoughts during these difficult times in order to encourage all those of us who are intensely worried by the effects of the COVID-19 driven recession.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) measures are seizing up the global supply chain and have become an emergency for board executives. Once more, the lack of risk management, resilience and agility in supply chains has been exposed. The argument for greater automation becomes stronger.