Even if it’s brought under control soon, the coronavirus promises to have a serious impact on global supply chains for months.
In today’s world of interdependent businesses, it’s impossible for any major outbreak of disease to be confined within the borders of a single country. Although China has suffered the most from the coronavirus, the virus’s effects are already being felt throughout the world. On this episode, we speak with Brian Alster, general manager of third-party risk and compliance solutions with Dun & Bradstreet. He explains just how widespread the impact of the coronavirus has been to date, and how it might further disrupt supply chains. We discuss whether companies learned any lessons from the SARS outbreak of 2003, and how this latest pandemic might prove even more damaging on a long-term basis. And we hear of steps that companies should be taking now, to mitigate risks to their supply chains caused by this and future crises. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
A D&B white paper, “The Worldwide Business Impact of the Coronavirus.”
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