26 Nov 2020 -

Second wave brings heightened pressure to supply chain

While we remain hopeful for a vaccine, a second wave of Covid-19 will create supply chain pressures in a few key areas with electronics singled out as more likely to be disrupted, writes Toolbox.

“Almost 90% of companies are looking at supply chain modifications, and cost-efficiency is no longer the top priority for many,” reports the author. “As the news of a possible second wave extends across countries, supply chain managers are revisiting their plans. In the last few weeks, countries in the E.U., parts of the U.K., and several U.S. states have announced a return to lockdown regulations, which halts the initial stages of recovery several supply chain managers were hoping for.”

“Some sectors, like consumer electronics, will be more exposed to supply chain vulnerabilities than others. The movement of technology goods and consumer electronics could be disrupted further, as these rely significantly on international logistics lines, cross-border transport, and regulatory conditions.”

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