Preparing Supply Chains for Geopolitical Disruptions: What can we Learn from Brexit?

26th March 2021
10:00 - 11:00

Geopolitical disruptions are not new, but from a UK perspective Brexit has been one of the most significant.

Beginning in June 2016 with the referendum, the Brexit process has been drawn out over more than 4 years, during which time the uncertainty has remained extremely high. Many businesses have struggled to prepare for this highly uncertain event using a range of risk management strategies. Some have used a highly proactive approach to eliminate the supply chain risk altogether, while others have taken a more conservative wait and see approach. The question is what is the right approach?

This webinar will:

  • Examine how geopolitical disruption can be mitigated using principles of supply chain management.
  • Present findings from a study on supply chain risk strategies companies can use to manage the uncertainty arising from geopolitical disruptions like Brexit.
  • Explain how professional institutions, like the CILT, can support supply chain businesses through geopolitical disruptions.

To find out more and to register for the event, click here.

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