How will you measure supply chain and production risks and what you could do to mitigate those risks?

Critical Thinking

The scientific community agrees that major outbreaks of communicable diseases, like COVID-19 will be highly likely in the future, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Furthermore, we are also likely to experience additional disruptions to supply chains that result from climate change and political instability. 

This outbreak played a serious role in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also reduced workforces to complete shutdowns, many industries and sectors are suffering due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and manufacturing is taking one of the largest hits.

According to the General Authority for Statistics ,Saudi Arabia’s index for industrial production dropped 3.29 percent in March 2020 when compared to the same month last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The decrease in industrial production resulted mainly from lower production in non-oil manufacturing activities (down by 11.46 percent), as the COVID-19 pandemic led some factories to reduce the production operations late in the month” .

As a Project manager what measures are you going to take for your organization under below mentioned issues:

Critical Question(s)-1: (2.5- Marks)

How will you measure supply chain and production risks and what you could do to mitigate those risks?

Critical Question(s)-2: (2.5- Marks)

Also, when a crisis like rapidly changing prices on consumable items (Ex. face masks).

what steps will you consider to reduce costs, both in the short and medium term?

Critical Question(s)-3: (2.5- Marks)

Discuss the role technology and its importance during Covid time. Also discuss solutions which provided by the organisations.

Critical Question(s)-4: (2.5- Marks)

Discuss the role of Lean manufacturing in the post Covid.

Some Saudi Companies names for your kind reference:

  1. http:// www.esnadexpress.com
  2. http://www.ntf-group.com/
  3. http://www.saudi-logistics.com/
  4. https://www.dhl.com.sa
  5. https://www.sabic.com
  6. https://www.somatco.com
  7. https://www.saudiaramco.com

References

  1. https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/sa/pdf/2020/economic-implications-of-covid-19.pdf
    1. https://hbr.org/topics
    1. https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/sa/pdf/2020/economic-implications-of-covid-19.pdf
    1. SCM Course Reference book-

Deryn   Graham,         Ioannis Manikas,         Dimitris           K.         Folinas:   E-Logistics            and    E-Supply Chain Management:  Applications  for  Evolving  Business,   IGI  Global;  1  edition,  2013. ISBN-13: 978-1-4666-3914-0

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