The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every country in the world, but the ability to combat it with essential medicines varies widely. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are finding it especially tough to access medicines, and ensure the safety and quality of those products that are available.
Supplier financial distress warnings have jumped 119% this year as regional lockdowns, plant closures and employee quarantines caused by the coronavirus pandemic have frozen cash flow and revenue for thousands of companies.
The coronavirus pandemic is bringing about radical changes in global supply chains. But whether companies can draw on the lessons of the present to handle the challenges of future such events is still in question.
Modern technology provides us with a dazzling array of devices, machines and vehicles designed to create more efficient supply chains, promote a cleaner environment and generally enrich our lives. But none of it runs without batteries.