WEBINAR: Disrupted Global Supply Chains - What Now? What Next?

DI-Members are exclusively invited to get insights into the disruption of global supply chains caused by COVID-19. This business dialogue provides you with perspectives on global supply chains right now and in the future while diving into several interesting questions on the topic.

Not only markets but also global supply chains have been disrupted during the last couple of months. In this business dialogue, we attempt to outline the impact of the pandemic across global economies, industries, and markets – and more specifically on the topic, global supply chains, we attempt to outline what is required to shape the optimal conditions for future resilient supply chains and recovery at these most challenging of times.

The economic consequences from the pandemic continue to mount its impact around the global business ecosystem, disrupt productions, upset supply chains, and destroying demand. Consequently, this development raises basic questions about what the future will look like and bring:

  • The decisions manufacturers, retailers, and their suppliers are going to make will be decisive; but who will come out as winners, and who will be the losers?
  • What will likely be the right moves?
  • What will characterize the companies that will survive after the crisis has passed
  • And what can we learn from earlier times and related responses?


Opening remarks and Q&A: Jens Holst Nielsen, Director, Global Market Development at the Confederation of Danish Industry

Introduction and moderation: Jørn Bang Andersen, Trade Commissioner to Italy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, TC South-Western Europe

Keynote speaker on global supply chains and how to build future resilience: Carlos Cordon, Professor at IMD, specialist in supply chain management and strategy

Who is Carlos Cordon? 

Carlos Cordon is a Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management.

Professor Cordon’s areas of interest are digital value chains, supply and demand chain management, digital lean and process management.

Carlos Cordon is currently developing research and cases in the following areas: the digital journey of traditional companies, digital innovation in value chains, industry 4.0, digital lean, applications of big data in different spaces (healthcare, transportation and FMCG). He is the author of numerous articles and case studies in these fields, and over the past few years has won various prizes for his cases and articles on supply chain management, outsourcing, and process management.

He has been listed among the Case Center’s top-40 best-selling case authors for 2018/19.

Professor Cordon is also a consultant to multinational companies in the electronics, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, car, and other industries. He has designed and directed numerous executive development programs in the areas of digital and strategy journeys, supply chain management and sourcing.

Professor Cordon studied civil engineering at the Escuela Politecnica de Barcelona and holds a PhD in Management from INSEAD. Prior to the completion of his schooling, he was Manager in the manufacturing and distribution consulting group of Accenture, and later MIS Manager of Grupo Español General Cable (now a subsidiary of BICC).

Source: IMD


This webinar is organized by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) in partnership with the Danish Trade Council in Italy and South Western Europe and IMD Business School in Switzerland. We attempt to gather the most senior Danish decision-makers and leading minds from business, outlining the impact of the pandemic across global economies, industries, and markets, and outlining what is required to shape the optimal conditions for future resilient supply chains and recovery at this most challenging of times.