IRTC Business virtual workshop and Round Table
Building resilient economies – the role of policy IRTC-Business virtual workshop and Round Table, November 17, 2020 In the framework of the European Commission’s Raw Materials Week Mitigation actions for raw materials supply risks range from those that are effective on company level to those that necessitate coordinated government action. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that companies’ ranges of action can be limited when it comes to large-scale disruptions on a global scale. Firms can hardly protect their supply chains from events of global magnitudes. The probability of supply disruptions is difficult to predict due to its dynamic nature and the wide range of potentially relevant supply risk factors. However, the study of supply risk factors can help to identify vulnerabilities of current global economic systems. In order to mitigate potential risks, it can be helpful to focus on the development of more resilient supply chains that have a lower vulnerability to large-scale disruptions and distortions. There is a role of both companies and policymakers to anticipate possible bottlenecks and find solutions to mitigate supply disruptions in mid or long-term time frames to limit economic and social damage. In times of crises, governments take a more decisive role, and […]
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