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Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity
Coming up

Continuous shocks – what is really happening & what actions can be taken?  Practical, confidential and holistic discussions to help supply chain and logistics leaders understand what is happening, why, and how others are dealing with these challenges.  Q&A welcome.  Next dates and topics will be scheduled.

Previous discussions

30 June 2021

Congestion in South China ports: real data, current status and what is the impact?

20 April 2021

Suez: causing a ripple or a transformation?  

Senior business leaders discuss resilience, effective contingency planning, and whether the Ever Given incident was seen as a delay or a strategy issue.  Archer Daniels Midland, Nike, Stora Enso, Port of Antwerp, Blume Global, Chalmers University of Technology and UNCTAD led discussion.

19 January 2021

Lifting the fog: global ocean freight – containers, rates & outlook 2021.  Animated and vigorous discussion on the immediate future and outlook for 2021.  Is this the ‘new normal’?  

  • Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics
  • TIM Consult
  • Stora Enso
  • Commentary from practitioners with Q&A 

9 Dec 2020

F&L and Gartner – special interest group & roundtable discussion: leading within the new realities BREXIT and impact on supply chains.  Practical and holistic view on cost, uncertainty, complexity and challenges for supply chain leaders.  

  • Director Analyst Logistics and Customer Fulfilment, Gartner
  • Chief Connector LConnect & Founder Automotive Logistics Group & Magazine
  • EU Customs Policy Lead & National Office Dutch Customs Brexit coordination
  • Director Public Affairs, Getlink (Eurotunnel)
  • British House of Lords 

Slides & contacts in members’ area

16 June 2020

Removing barriers to trade: getting the private sector into the driving seat.  Government sets the rules but business must be in the driving seat: how can we stimulate cross-border trade to be simple, fast and cost-effective? Why has Maersk placed trade at the centre of its sustainability strategy? What’s the role of data? We can create value by making the direct and indirect costs of international trade explicit. 

  • Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
  • Head of Sustainable Trade, Moller–Maersk