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.
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.
You’ve used networks for years. Every organization does. It’s how you manage relationships with indirect suppliers and keep track of high-volume, low-value, non-mission-critical spending. But odds are, you’re juggling several, maybe many, individual networks.
What would happen if you could switch all your trading-partner collaboration to a single network?
The chief executive officer of the world’s biggest container shipping company says trade relations between Europe and the U.S. will probably become more “collaborative” under the presidency of Joe Biden.
As oil refiners face an uncertain future for fossil fuels, many are investing millions to convert refineries into renewable diesel plants — and racing to secure the materials needed to feed the plants.
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