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Coronavirus COVID-19 – Operational and Supply Chain Impact, an Executive Briefing

Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm CET / 8am ET

Coronavirus COVID-19 has affected communities on multiple continents and solving this health challenge is everyone’s priority. As global leaders are working to respond and recover, there are implications for the wider economy, businesses, and employment.

Many industrial executives are concerned about the impact of this challenge on operations, especially on supply chains. Please join us for a special webinar on insights relevant to supply chain leaders. We will discuss ways to take immediate action to protect operations, and make selective investments to enhance supply-chain resilience.

We are offering one session (lasting 45m) via a virtual webcast:

  • Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm CET / 8am ET
  • To register: Kindly click the link to the right

About the speakers

Knut Alicke

Knut is a Partner with McKinsey & Company based in Germany and is a Master Expert in the Supply Chain practice. He advises clients on a variety of topics including supply chain management, digital supply chain and advanced analytics, as well as supply chain transformations, in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical products, automotive, travel, transportation and logistics, and chemicals and agriculture. His recent work includes a global supply chain turnaround including network optimization, implementing S&OP process, setting up a new SC organization, optimizing physical flow; as well as work to implement a segmented supply chain to significantly reduce inventory. A published author, Knut is a mechanical engineer and holds a Ph.D. in logistics and a post-Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management. He teaches Supply Chain Management at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Cologne.

Ed Barriball

Ed leads manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics for McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice in North America. In this capacity, he advises defense and national security agencies as they set strategy, transform their operations, and unlock organizational potential. He also brings his expertise to private sector clients such as airlines and aerospace companies. Since joining McKinsey in 2012, Ed has helped unlock the potential for data analytics to inform better decision making. He spearheaded the establishment of a team of data scientists and data engineers focused on solving some of the public sector’s toughest challenges by drawing on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Concepts developed by this team likewise inform his work with private-sector clients—for example, helping airlines improve their on-time performance. Ed has initiated multiple start-ups within McKinsey in this area, innovating new tools to help leaders to better understand and visualize their supply chains.