Podcast - Coronavirus and Global Supply Chains: A Shock to the System

    The coronavirus pandemic could result in some permanent changes to the way in which global supply chains operate. The immediate impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is clear: the rising number of illnesses and deaths; shuttered factories, distribution facilities and retail operations, and a plunge in consumer buying due to quarantines, both voluntary and mandated. But there are bound to be serious longer-term effects as well. On this episode of the SupplyChainBrain podcast, partners Sarah Rathke and Karol Denniston give a snapshot of this fast-changing situation and discuss the current state of supply chains in China and around the world, with a particular focus on financial matters, such as the question of companies’ access to the cash and credit they’ll need in order to recover from the inevitable economic downturn.

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