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The Three Waves Impacting Supply “Change” Management

Wednesday, 3 March

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm (EST) / 03/mar/2021 05:15 pm - 03/mar/2021 05:45 pm

COVID-19 has led to three waves of Supply “Change” Management that Ports America President Peter Levesque, the former CEO of Modern Terminals Ltd. in Hong Kong, will describe in a big-picture presentation at #TPM21. They are:

• The diversification of retail sourcing away from China and to Southeast Asia, near-shoring to Mexico and elsewhere in the Caribbean and Latin America, and reshoring of personal protective equipment, pharma, and medical equipment for national security.

• The rapid expansion of retail e-commerce in the US and how that led to a global shortage of air cargo capacity, growth in premium and fast-ship carrier services, omnichannel logistics models that include ocean and the opportunity niche ports to thrive

• And the rapid adoption of digitization across the supply chain, including visibility and predictive analytics; and technology as a backbone of e-commerce supply chains, all of which will put pressure on ports and other supply chain participants as demand for efficiency grows.


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