Since the first cases of a new coronavirus strain were detected in China back in December 2019, scientists and medical professionals have been racing to find a treatment and slow its spread. Within weeks of the initial outbreak, the disease had infected thousands across China. Today, countries all around the world are reporting infections.
Now called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the impact of the disease has extended well beyond people’s health. The outbreak is causing serious business, supply chain and economic disruptions around the globe.
In this paper we discuss the ins and outs of the coronavirus, with a focus on the affects the disease can – and is – having on global supply chains.
Furthermore learn about short term actions and crisis response as well as long term actions and crisis prevention.