Covid-19 pandemic has shown some grave drawbacks of current model of globalization, or so called hyperglobalization. International value chains were designed to function in a just-in-time mode, a very cost effective way of production, albeit one that is not satisfactorily resilient.
Together with intensifying trade tensions this fact has led to an increasing effort amongst multinational businesses to recreate globalization in such a way as to be more resilient, more regionally oriented, more open to value chains shortening, or so called near-sourcing.
The Nordic Chamber’s Supply Chain seminars will exemplify how some of our members approach their production and value chains. Each seminar will cover one or more aspect that is relevant. Combined, we hope to cover a large section of the issues companies are facing and how they approach their particular situation.
Hopefully, we will also be able to identify some opportunities for Czech companies.
Jan Soderlund, SKF AB, Sweden
"Update on supply chain situation at SKF and our new targets related to sustainability in the supply chain"
Petr Rožek, Association of Forwarding & Logistics
"Actual situation in the global supply chain and transportation and probable further progress"
Moderated by Lukáš Kovanda, Chief Economis, TrinityBank