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WEBINAR – Post-Covid-19 Global Supply Chain: Deglobalized or Decoupled?

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WEBINAR – Post-Covid-19 Global Supply Chain: Deglobalized or Decoupled?


The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably disrupted global economies, posing substantial challenges and uncertainties. While the full extent of its impact remains unclear, several trends have emerged, prompting discussions about the future of global supply chains and the potential shifts in globalization dynamics.

Economic Implications and Global Dynamics:

1. A Hyper-Connected World in Crisis: The pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of interconnected global systems. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and disruptions to production and distribution chains demonstrated the risks associated with over-reliance on interconnectedness.

2. Potential Responses: Deglobalization or Decoupling: There are discussions about potential responses to this crisis. Deglobalization refers to a reduction in global interconnectedness, including trade barriers, localization of supply chains, and reshoring manufacturing. Decoupling implies disentangling from over-dependence on a single source or region for crucial supplies without necessarily reversing globalization entirely.

3. Supply Chain Resilience: Organizations are reevaluating the resilience of their supply chains, aiming for greater flexibility, redundancy, and localization. This reassessment seeks to mitigate risks and ensure continued operations amidst global disruptions.

4. Technological and Digital Transformation: The pandemic accelerated digital transformations, fostering remote work, e-commerce growth, and technological innovations. These shifts could redefine traditional business models and supply chain structures.

5. Geopolitical Factors: Geopolitical tensions, trade disputes, and strategic considerations among nations contribute to the uncertainty surrounding global supply chains. Political decisions may influence the direction of globalization and international trade relationships.

6. Environmental and Sustainability Considerations: There’s increasing emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, potentially influencing supply chain decisions towards greener and more responsible approaches.

The Road Ahead:

The future of global supply chains might witness a blend of both deglobalization and selective decoupling. Organizations might prioritize diversification, regionalization, and technological advancements while maintaining essential global connections for efficiency and competitiveness.

The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a subject of ongoing analysis and debate. The economic implications and the future of global supply chains are intertwined with geopolitical, technological, and societal factors. The evolving landscape calls for adaptability, resilience, and strategic foresight to navigate through the uncertainties and shape the post-pandemic world of interconnected economies.

Join this webinar to learn about:

-> The impact Covid-19 is currently having on supply chains
-> The difference between deglobalization and decoupling and what it means for supply chains
-> Solving the issue of global supply chain resiliency and agility
-> What future supply chains may look like

About the Presenter

A specialist in Operation Excellence through the application of Lean Six Sigma, Global Supply Chain Management and transformative leadership, Nick Vyas has implemented breakthrough transformational initiatives that have increased efficiency for clients in the areas of procurement, sourcing, IT, distribution, logistics, and transportation.

As the Executive Director and Co-founder of USC Marshall’s Center for Global Supply Chain Management, and as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Data Sciences & Operations, Vyas is educating the next generation of business leaders.

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May 21 2020


2:00 pm

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