AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing partner in Southeast Asia has missed a delivery target in Thailand and shipments to other countries in the region have been delayed, the latest setback for a shot that was meant to be the backbone of the global inoculation effort.
As companies emerge from the channel-upending impact of a global pandemic, virtually all agree on the appeal of achieving true omnichannel operations that place each customer’s individual preference for buying channel, product selection and delivery choice at the center of fulfillment.
Around the world, from Bangladesh to Nepal to Rwanda, vulnerable hotspots have been grappling with stalled COVID-19 vaccination programs as they run out of doses. Many of those shortages can be traced back to a single company: The Serum Institute of India.
Having successfully sidestepped the first Covid wave, the government now faces a health emergency — only about 1% of its population is vaccinated so far — with the potential to disrupt the chip industry that dominates the local economy, and which is critical to an already-squeezed global supply.
B2G Consulting and Alcott Global, specializing in management consulting and executive search, have joined forces to organize the first summit addressing sustainability topics in the supply chain industry.
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