Managing Shifts In Supply Chain Dynamics
Sam Fowler-Holmes participated in a moderated panel discussion, "Managing Shifts In Supply Chain Dynamics," at the GTR UK 2021 conference on October 19, 2021 in London. GTR UK is an annual conference addressing developments that impact the world of UK trade and exports.
With many companies re-evaluating their supply chains following months of disruption, many firms are now looking to either bring them closer to home or diversify as a means of gaining greater control of inventory and managing their customs costs, with reshoring and domestic production bolstering resilience. This session considered the benefits, challenges and practicalities of this, whilst also considering the significance of freeports in encouraging such a migration, both in the short and medium term. Discussion also focused on the role that working capital solutions such as receivables finance and supply chain finance can play in alleviating challenges during such times of uncertainty.