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Beyond this challenge

What the COVID-19 response teaches for supply chains

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Principal, Supply Chain & Operations Leader, KPMG US

+1 312-665-8363

Rob Barrett

Rob Barrett

Principal, Supply Chain Leader, KPMG US

+1 480-459-3535

Viruses know no borders. The rapid spread of COVID-19 presents potential devastating business impacts. What can you do right now to limit that impact? And, just as importantly, how you can use this current challenge to gain deeper understanding of strategic operations and supply chains to form more resilient relationship with critical suppliers.

KPMG supply chain specialists have prepared a summary of immediate actions to help you to evaluate your potential organizational exposure to COVID-19 impacts. This includes steps in how to safeguard your people, assess supplier risk and manage working capital.

We’ve also compiled a list of longer term considerations to help increase agility and become more resilient in the future. Because while the impact of COVID-19 is affecting today’s global supply chains, tomorrow’s disruption is already brewing.

Beyond this challenge: What the coronavirus response teaches for supply chains
Durable corporate relationships and the degree of agility instilled within operating models are what can help organizations to strengthen overall preparedness in the face of any disruption.