The breakneck speed with how we ended in a lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak reveals where most supply chain plans are left vulnerable. The work to re-evaluate readiness plans can be summarized in 6 areas according to Sara Cotgreave, Director at Globaltraid.

1. More investment in enterprise resource planning ushering the return to more decentralized stores and stock keeping.
2. Re-evaluation of the strategic value of roles done remotely and critical on site
3. Emergency planning and risk assessments
4. Adding a list of critical supplier contacts to emergency plans
5. Enhance network or leased line capability to secure bandwidth for emergencies, and
6. Contracts to include a schedule that covers emergency operations and call trees

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