RAEng NEPC Paper - Supply chain challenges, lessons learned and opportunities
Posted on 14/07/2020 by IED
The report shows how UK supply chains were disrupted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses the success of mitigation measures from procurement to logistics and skills in the food, electronics, telecommunications, transport and energy sectors
The results, including spotlights on each of these sectors in the report, are based on evidence gathered from 60 different organisations, ranging from large companies to SMEs and micro-organisations. Industry was found to have responded well to the challenge, reducing uncertainty, developing networks for components and skills and sharing good practice.
Capturing lessons about how distribution networks have responded and where communication has been integral to building resilience, can help us to prepare for future shocks, and foster knowledge sharing between sectors, encouraging more imaginative approaches to building back a greener, more resilient future.