Resiliency of Supply Chains & Post-Pandemic Opportunities for FDI
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Disruption of supply chains and the prospects of reshoring to the U.S. are not unique to the spread of the coronavirus and related pandemic. As is well-documented, the development of global supply chains over time has provided cost-competitiveness to many companies. However, as we have witnessed rising offshore wages and operating costs, increased lead times, a lack of consistency in product quality, and a move toward more protectionist trade policies, many of our clients have for some time been assessing these mounting global supply chain risks vis-à-vis any cost-competitiveness that they once produced. The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate these analyses for many companies, and we suspect that our clients may use this opportunity to evaluate the benefit of assessing multiple suppliers and introducing additional automation into their processes.