Few months have passed since the outbreak of the virus in Europe, and it seems as if a geological era has already passed. In recent months we have gotten used to reduced physical liberties and production companies have had to face significant closures and many less orders.
There are several possible scenarios for the coming months: from a rapid return to normality following a significant and permanent reduction in contagion and therefore an increase in consumer confidence, to other surges in the spread of contagion with the risk of some markets’ partial closure in order to reduce the number of contagions. This uncertainty currently makes it impossible to effectively understand the extent of this risk and the different possible future scenarios.
This situation will also have profoundly different impacts depending on the relative business sector: some companies will suffer a persistent decline in demand, others only temporary, while others have been able to take advantage of this new reality to even increase their turnover.
There is, however, one key word that will always be present in the coming months: agility. Typically complex supply chains involve different actors and high dynamism on both the distribution and supply sides.