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Supply chain disruption

Global supply chains have been significantly disrupted by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This page collects together ICAEW insights and externally-produced resources which offer practical advice on how to mitigate supply chain risks, the financial impact and contractual issues.

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ICAEW insights

Global GDP bounces back but long-term threats remain

3 September 2020: Worldwide economic activity will see a strong rebound in the latter part of 2020, but according to leading economists this masks underlying issues for the long-term recovery, with global trade particularly in the spotlight.

COVID-19 not the only thing worrying the C-suite

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2019 seemed particularly bad for large-scale disruptive events, and it was, until 2020 and COVID-19 came along.

Post-lockdown planning key for SMEs striving to survive

16 July 2020: The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally reshaped the UK’s economic landscape. Small business advice specialist Jon Scopes believes SMEs must react, restructure, and rebound to survive and thrive post-lockdown.

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External resources

COVID-19: Orchestrating the recovery of supply chains

Deloitte 25-03-2020

Guide from Deloitte discussing how companies can shift from responding to recovering from coronavirus disruption. It presents recommended actions across key operations: risk management, business continuity and cashflow; leadership and employee well-being; markets and customers; restarting and synchronizing supply chains.

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