The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected every economy in the world. Not only has it changed the way we work and travel, it also heavily disrupted international supply chains and networks.
The DASCOVIMI research project aimed at giving insights into how a pandemic impacts organisations in the supply chain (discovery), but also how they should react and recover (recovery) and take preventive measures based on the lessons learned during the current recovery process for the future (redesign). Several supply chain researchers of ESCF were involved in the project.
The report The Supply Chain Disruption Management Manual presents a Cause-Effect (CE) diagram that describes the causal chains between the pandemic occurrence and its impact on revenue, costs and thereby on profit, which eventually determines the viability of a company and the supply chains it participates in. The CE diagram serves two purposes:
- It can be used as a tool to help understand what has happened in the supply chain, and its propagation in the chain knowing when countries and regions were locked down.
- It also serves as a framework to support the identification of measures to be taken to recover from the pandemic and measures that can mitigate the impact of the pandemic at acceptable investment levels.
The manual can be downloaded here.