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Beyond the pandemic

Rethinking the supply chain

Supply-chain risk has been rising up the boardroom agenda in recent years, with trade wars driving moves to ‘reshore’ production and the development of digital technologies such as AI enabling huge efficiency gains through process optimisation.

But the disruption caused by COVID-19 has ratcheted up the pressure on manufacturers and added a new dimension to supply chain management.

In this report, we examine the trends driving manufacturers to look more closely at their supply chains, the questions they need to ask and the legal issues they will face as they structure their supply chains for the future.