Supply Chain Risk Management in a time of crisis

How mature is your risk management approach ?

supply chain risk covid-19

How should you support your business and manage ongoing crisis?

Crisis response :

Addressing active risks (e.g. COVID-19) leveraging a rapid deployment approach that minimses damage.

Example: your supply of intermediate components from a Chinese supplier was just shut down. How do you do damage control ?

Supply chain risk management unit :

Establishing a sustainable unit within your organisation to proactively manage financial and operational risks.

Example: after facing supplier disruptions because of flooding and typhoons in South Asia you have decided to develop a supply chain risk management function. Where do you begin ?

Crisis mitigation :

Anticipating and mitigating future risk (e.g. supplier bankruptcy) before it is realised in an effort to improve supply chain resilience.

Example: you understand that a number of your key tier 2 suppliers are facing liquidity issues and may face bankruptcy. How do you mitigate this risk?

Rapid localisation of critical items :

Identifying critical supply chains and localising them to ensure supply.

Example: you are heavily dependent on imports for a number of products and essential items. How can you develop a localisation plan to minimise this dependency ?

Contact us

Dr. Bashar El-Jawhari

Localisation Practice Leader, Partner, PwC Middle East

Nicolas Laborie

Director, Consumer and Industrial Products and Services, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 54 793 3768

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