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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Supply Chain Management under COVID-19 - Challenges and Opportunities

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has brought huge pressure on supply chains in China, which has implications for almost every industry as well as impacting the country’s ability to fight the virus. Supply chains affect the ability to provide protective equipment to meet the dramatic increase in demand in a timely manner. Meanwhile, supply chains will also impact the allocation, transportation and last-mile delivery of daily necessities for over 1.4 billion people at a challenging time of highly restricted movement. 

Prof. Zhao Xiande is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CEIBS and a leading expert in the field. He has been closely following the situation and its impact to supply chains. In this session, he will introduce the innovative ESCM practices in China for coping with the crisis. Given the global spread of the pandemic, Prof. Zhao will also analyze the ongoing “ripple effect” in global supply chains and how companies, can improve the responsiveness and resilience of their supply chains.

In the panel discussion, we have invited three CEIBS Alumni who are executives from both upstream and downstream supply chains in multiple industries. They will share the difficulties they have encountered and some coping strategies for the situation. 

Please join our online webinar on April 8 and learn about the ongoing efforts to restart supply chains and explore possible trends in Supply Chain Management for a post-pandemic environment.

  • The challenges in supply chain due to the uncertainties and disruptions caused by COVID-19
  • The emergency supply chain management (ESCM) practices of the Chinese government and companies
  • The ongoing “ripple effect” in global supply chains with examples from multiple industries
  • The future trends of global supply chains after the pandemic
  • How companies build an “R&R” supply chain in the post-pandemic era

Date:  April 8, 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 (Beijing time)

19:00 - 19:25   Lecture by Prof. Zhao Xiande
19:25 - 20:00   Panel Discussion
20:00 - 20:30   Q&A session

Please click here to register or for any enquiries, you can contact Gemma Fu at fgemma@ceibs.edu

(Seats are limited, and will be available first come, first served)