Disruptions such as pandemics cause a rapid focus on the hierarchy of needs, highlighting threat to life and health, food, shelter and security. During the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains that quickly came into focus were healthcare, essential consumer goods, and services.
While some organisations and countries are used to dealing with small and large-scale disruptions than others and have a clearer view of priorities based on experience, others are not so disposed. For example, a plant manager of a BRIC (Brazil, Russian, India, China) consumer products manufacturer summarised priorities as focusing on 3 objectives – business continuity, safety of workers and helping communities around them. By definition, supply chain resilience is the adaptive capability of the chain to prepare for unexpected events, respond to disruptions, and recover from them by maintaining continuity of operations at the desired level of connectedness and control over structure and function. This programme is designed to equip participants with the skills for anticipating, responding, and recovering from any form of disruptions.
- Understanding the concepts of logistics and supply chain
- Concepts of supply chain resilience
- Explore the supply chain configuration to identify potential risks
- Develop the supply chain resilience triangle during COVID-19
- Identify and formulate recovery strategies
Key Learning Outcomes
At the end of this programme, participants will:
- Acquire the skills to develop and implement their firm’s supply chain recovery and resilience strategies to speedily recover from supply chain disruptions and exceed their normal performance.