Rebalancing the World’s Supply Chains

Edward Barriball

Partner at McKinsey & Company

Learning Objectives

The COVID-19 pandemic is only one of a series of disruptions that are increasing in frequency and severity. Every decade, companies lose half a year's EBITDA, on average, due to supply chain disruptions. This is a critical moment, particularly for companies affected by a multitude of events in recent years from severe weather events and geopolitical tensions to technological disruption and talent shortages. The decisions executives make and the moves their suppliers take next will be critical. Join us for a discussion on how resilience directly ties to a company’s ability to withstand value-chain shocks and the pivotal role of operations for a stronger, more resilient future.


Key Takeaways:



  • Recognize the notable factors that play into value chain exposure

  • Learn what actions are needed to build resilience for the next normal

  • Understand the long-term payoff of resilience measures for companies, workers and societies