GLOBAL

From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care...

By Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman and Valorie A. Crooks 31 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA
Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA

The International Air Transport Association has urged governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate close to nearly $1bn in blocked funds from the sale of tickets, cargo space, and other...

19 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards

Notable events - including the Covid-19 pandemic - have revealed the weaknesses in global supply chains. Companies need to ensure the resiliency of the manufacturing and distribution systems...

By Glenn McGillivray 27 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback
Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

7 Dec 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

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Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

11 Mar 2020

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