Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions

Global value chains are being disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding to that were the lockdowns and the closing down of economic activity across the regions, that have decreased global trade and national GDPs. On 28 July 2020, AMCHAM held a webinar on ‘Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions’, the second webinar in the Tomorrow Series. This session looked into these disruptions, both locally and regionally, and what mitigating steps need to take place to navigate through it all successfully.

Mr. T.H. Lim, Managing Director UPS Malaysia and Singapore provided the overview on the global supply chains as well as Malaysia’s part in it, what businesses face today, the new shifts in business functions, along with changes in the business model to optimize the supply chain

Dr. Shardul Phadnis, Associate Professor and Director of Research at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) shared the latest findings from the two MISI studies that were conducted from April to June, both of which analyses the impact and response to the pandemic by various companies.

Both presenters also provided their view on the potential future, touching on how companies that adapted well were able to ride the storm that is the pandemic and was able to continue business operations.