The COVID-19 pandemic was supposed to put the final nail in the coffin of globalization and prompt a retreat into a new era of protectionism. Instead, some are now calling the crisis the Great Accelerator.
Kris Timmermans, senior managing director and global lead for supply chain operations with Accenture, and David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT, discuss their joint effort in creating a stress test for assessing the risks to supply chains of major disruptions.
Shortages in supply and disruptions in the logistics chain are a tale as old as time. And while there are few precedents in this period of uncertainty, the basics remain the same: By adopting guidance that pacesetters use to navigate other forms of disruption, you can confidently lead your supply chain through change, now and in the future.