What is already sure is that companies all over the world stopped operating, production sites closed, export of various products decreased and many people are unable to work. Those are all serious aspects influencing your supply chain severely, now and in the future.
Companies whose supply chains are affected, might be encouraged to build up more resilient and potentially less global supply chains. Companies which are not yet affected will be busy finding out which parts of their supply chains might be affected sooner or later.
While for many sustainability is not the first priority during the crisis, sustainability stays one of the most pressuring issues for mankind: Our natural resources are limited and the consequences of climate change affects us all. If the crisis requires to build up new supply chains, why wouldn’t we want to create a more sustainable supply chain? The good news is: Knowing who supplies your supplier is the baseline for both – resilient and sustainable supply chains.
As not all of your employees might be busy with crisis management, now is the right time for change. Supply chains are in everyone’s focus, therefore, we experience that suppliers are currently especially willing to share information on their deeper supply chain. Moreover, since many facilities stopped operating, suppliers now have the time to deal with tasks which normally might drop out of side.
Using cloud technologies to discover the supply chain, all that is needed to collaborate along the supply chain is a web browser and internet connection – a task which can easily be done from home. In case you want to know more about cloud-based supply chain mapping, download our whitepapers, watch our webinars, or read our blog.
Wishing you all the best to overcome the crisis!