06 October 2020

In conversation with business leaders in Asia: Supply chain resiliency in consumer and retail

Get insights from business leaders in the consumer and retail sectors on how they navigate this challenging period faced with disruptions in their supply chains, and how they expect supply chain to develop.

Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, HSBC and Deloitte Consulting hosted a series of three virtual roundtables to understand how supply chains have been affected across different industries and how they might evolve going forward.

In this first episode, hear from business leaders in the consumer and retail sector as they discuss the challenges faced as well as insights on how they are navigating the new normal:

  • Part 1: Consumer and retail
  • Part 2: Industrials
  • Part 3: Shipping and logistics

The Panel

Aamir Mehdi
Director Supply Chain - Global Consumer & Foodservice





Apurva Gupta
Head of Procurement APAC





Harm-Jan Meijer
Head of Sourcing and Procurement Asia Pacific





Boy Kester (Facilitator)
Strategy, Growth & Innovation – Consumer
Deloitte Consulting, Singapore





Winfield Wong (Moderator)
Regional Head of Business Development
Global Trade and Receivables Finance
Asia-Pacific, HSBC

Discussion Highlights

00:00 – Introductions by HSBC and Deloitte

04:23 – Changing customer behavior and reactions

16:36 – Impact on business operating models

25:50 – Key supply chain disruptions and responses

35:03 – Looking forward: Threats and opportunities, strategic initiatives, and countering current and future threats

49:45 – Building resilience into supply chains

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Supply chain resiliency in industrials sector

In the second of a three-part series, we delve into insights from Schaeffler, TGood and General Electric on how they have maneuvered disruptions in supply chains within the industrial goods sector, and how they expect supply chains to evolve in the face of the pandemic.

Supply chain resiliency in shipping and logistics

In the final of a three-part series, shipping and logistics industry leaders from DHL Supply Chain, Ocean Network Express and Wilhelmsen Ships Service, discuss how they’ve navigated challenges in supply chains, and the future impact of Covid-19.


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