Join EACCNY for a discussion on the current Supply Chain disruptions & how to prepare now for the next major crisis.
Experts will discuss what needs to change in global supply chain planning to prepare effectively for the next global crisis; whatever it maybe – financial, health or climate related. They will take a deep-dive into the dynamics of supply in the pandemic aftermath and offer a look ahead as well as steps companies can take to update their infrastructure to future-proof their systems & operations.
The State of Play:
• Overview of global trade developments and global trade volumes as compared to pre-pandemic levels with shipping and supply chains still being significantly disrupted (and no change in sight in the medium term).
• Lead indicators and where are we in the commodities cycle?
• Outlook for shipping: Are pressures easing? What about freight rates? Effects on inventory restocking in the US?
• The need for advance planning & agility in supply chain management
•How market participants can develop the economic dynamics on the ground
The Trade Angle:
• Trade forecasts & long-term trade forecasts for key countries.
• Regulatory changes in EU and US and how they effect supply chain
• Trade policy challenges: US-China trade tensions, tariffs, Brexit,
• Possible effect trade deals may have on restructuring existing supply chain
Opportunities & Innovation:
• Digitalization & other Technical solutions
• Process adjustments & how to be a good customer
• Better forecasting & Finding other efficiencies
A look ahead:
• Risk mitigation strategies for businesses: Near-shoring/reshoring, market diversification, vertical integration, and digitization
• Long term effect of climate change on operations, logistics and resource shortages
• Rethinking Supplier development
• Shanella Rajanayagam, Trade Economist, HSBC
• Rupert Schlegelmilch, Director Directorate General for Trade, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
• Gaurav Chhabra, Managing Partner, ALIXPARTNERS
• Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, Executive Director, EACCNY