22 Jun 2021 -

Stress-testing supply chains will accelerate global recovery, says FT

Recent months have shown that supply chains carry not only the world’s goods, but also its inflation anxieties, geopolitical divisions, climate challenges and health risks, writes TheFT.

Semiconductor shortages are weighing down the industrial recovery as droughts have hit Taiwanese producers and geopolitics have split the market. At the same time, a squeeze on the supply of building materials has led to rising costs for contractors, adding to concerns about inflationary pressures across the world economy.

“It was welcome, therefore, that the final communiqué of last weekend’s G7 summit should contain an acknowledgment of the threats faced by global supply chains and a proposal for establishing a common framework for stress-testing them,” commented the FT.

“By stress-testing supply chains, governments can simulate and prepare for sudden shocks and changing conditions. Adverse scenario analyses would allow them to model the resilience of critical supply chains in the face of both familiar financial events and emergent non-financial risks.”

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