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The logistics of COVID-19: a crisis of resilience too good to waste

June 15, 2021

1:00 PM

The global supply chain disruption in 2020 was felt at international and local levels. It should not have been a surprise that this was not a black swan event but may have been a gray rhino event - either way, it was definitely on the risk radar.

Topic Areas

Distribution, Logistics, Resilience

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As supply chain disruption events lasting a month or longer are happening more frequently, should we be relying on the established approach to risk management? Or should we be flexible as the challenges of these mega events impact market sectors and competitors?  Join Dr. Richard Gibson as he discusses the challenges of disruption with information compiled from European cross border network volumes, UK pallet and parcel volumes and qualitative data from a broad survey of mainly European senior logistics professionals.



Dr. Richard Gibson

Dr. Richard Gibson


Distribution Director for EMEA and APAC, Leica Biosystems

Richard has enjoyed a long career in the supply chain industry within GB, Europe and globally working for both own account operations and logistics service providers. Drawing on a breadth of experience that covers everything from truck driving through to managing global networks, Richard is currently responsible for managing flows of healthcare goods across Europe, Asia Pac and further afield using a range of freight modes. 

Having gained a Phd from Huddersfield University, Richard is a regular contributor to supply chain conferences both in the UK and US, and supports two Universities as an External Examiner for their supply chain management courses. 

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