Global Supply Chain Readiness Report: The Pandemic and Beyond

Download the survey report of 713 supply chain decision-makers

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Talk of localizing supply chains closer to the point of consumption, including reshoring, has gained more attention since the early days of the pandemic. It’s a seemingly natural response to long shipping delays from overseas suppliers, which have led to inventory shortages and frustrated customers. Others are questioning whether some lean manufacturing approaches, such as just-in-time delivery, are still effective given the current challenges.

But findings from an IndustryWeek and Jabil survey on the current state of global supply chains indicate that manufacturers are not quite ready to make such sweeping changes to their existing strategies.

To pinpoint how the pandemic has been impacting supply chains and how organizations are changing in response, Jabil commissioned IndustryWeek to conduct a survey of 713 decision-makers across seven key industries: automotive, aerospace, machinery, transportation, medical equipment, electrical equipment and consumer electronics. 

What is included in this supply chain readiness report?

  • Key and detailed findings from the survey
  • How market forces are impacting supply chains
  • How companies are responding to current market dynamics, including the pandemic
  • The supply chain metrics that matter most to manufacturers today
  • The areas of focus to address challenges beyond the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • How organizations are approaching supply chain resilience