There can be little doubt that the world changed in 2020, with operating models completely upended. In the midst of that, supply chains were placed squarely in the centre of things, both in society in general and in businesses everywhere. Faced with the urgent need to adapt to the challenges, supply chain leaders reacted to ensure the safety of their teams, the continuity of their operations and the optimization of costs.
2021 is already presenting different but equally challenging conditions, particularly the widespread global vaccination programmes which will slowly change the demand and supply pictures in practically every sector. How are supply chains to adapt to the continued uncertainty ahead? What lessons did 2020 teach that must now be implemented? In this article, Visagio’s Managing Partner and Supply Chain Lead, Len Pannett, considers what should be on the agendas of supply chain decision makers this year.