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Webinar #5 - Business Continuity: Coronavirus & Complex Global Supply Chains

Webinars #3 through #6 provide information that allows audience members to address business disruptions caused by coronavirus and to formulate a plan for recovery. Webinar #5 focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and value webs.

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Webinar #5 - Business Continuity: Coronavirus & Complex Global Supply Chains
Webinar #5 - Business Continuity: Coronavirus & Complex Global Supply Chains


May 13, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Starts 8 AM Local Time San Francisco, USA

Proposed Agenda

Welcome and Introductions

Overview: Understanding the Disease and Its Impact 

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Supply Chain

  • Complex, Multinational Supply Chains Limit Knowledge of & Ability to Mitigate Upstream Risks
  • Success Requires Transparency in the Supply Web
  • Global Disease Distribution Causes Supply Chain Disruptions
  • Over Reliance on Limited Number of Suppliers Creates Vulnerability
  • Reduced Capacity in Supply Chain Results in Shortages of Manufacturing Inputs

Options to Ensure Supply Chain Continuity

  • Establishing & Strengthening Relationships Along the Value Web
  • Identify and Mitigate Risks through Increased Transparency and Traceability
  • Creating or Maintaining Multiple Redundancies to Address Multiple Risks
  • Approaches to Managing Manufacturing Inputs: Inventory Control vs. Just-in-Time
  • Codes of Conduct as a Risk Management Tool
  • Using Contracts to Promote Protective Measures and Supply Chain Viability

Decision-Making Amid Uncertainty: Dealing with Supply Chain Disruptions

  • The Value of Information in Locating Risk Within Your Supply Chain
  • Collective Action in Times of Crises: Minimizing Exposure & Site Closures in the Supply Web
  • Redundant Supply Chains: Balancing Efficiency and Risk Mitigation
  • Synchronizing Value Web Closures

Communication Strategies

  • Maintaining Strong Relationships with Stakeholders
  • Collaborative Decision-Making Across the Supply Web

Roundtable Discussion and Q&A

Conclusions and Next Steps 



Travis Miller, General Counsel, Assent Compliance

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NOTE:  The agenda above is subject to change, especially as our collective knowledge of the impacts of the pandemic improves. A final agenda will be posted here no later than May 1. All webinars will be recorded and made available after the live broadcast. 

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