Where to start, by now businesses will be realizing the old ways of working are not working anymore. Gone are the days of saying to a customer: This is our model & this is how it works, (Not Now).
You will have to change, where once you could command the airfreight for your product alone, today because there are limited flights you are going to have to share.
Often you will need to share with your competitors, to make up full loads. There will continue to be limited airfreight and limited sea freight, you cannot be “too proud”.
For this to work you need to collaborate with everyone, work with your enemies, share resources, share costs, get through this together. Sun Tzu said, “keep your friends close, but you enemies closer” It will require lateral thinking:
Bottom line is we are all learning this at the same time, there is no playbook for COVID-19.
Our operations will have to become more agile; collaboration will need to improve, work processes will need to adapt and change, people will need to adapt and change.
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