Project manager Joline Karelse, “Long delivery times and increased raw material prices mean we have to start anticipating and investing more in partnerships.”
The corona pandemic caused supply chain disruption in many industries. Even before that, there were disruptions from, for example, the trade war between China and the US. And recently the Evergreen blocked the Suez Canal. Besides long delivery times, we have to deal with rising raw material and container prices. A wake-up call for many companies to refocus on their supply chain strategy. What are the implications of this situation for the product development process? To reduce risk and remain agile, we will have to start thinking and anticipating more ahead. What strategies are out there?’.