Speed matters even more in a pandemic.

However the coronavirus has affected your current operations, business as usual is not likely to resume anytime soon. As the world moves beyond crisis mode into a post-pandemic state of operations, you will need to navigate through yet another set of changing circumstances over the coming weeks and months. Every critical pillar of your business, including how, where, and with whom you work, will continue to evolve.

But the foundations of business success—speed, responsiveness, and flexibility—won’t go away. They will continue to be essential to performance, perhaps now more than ever before.

To help you accelerate critical decision making for the current situation as well as for the recovery phase on the horizon, we are sharing our perspectives along with helpful action items and to-do lists. All of our recommendations and guidance are based on the belief that speed, ultimately, will prevail.

We invite you to explore the new content, take advantage of the checklists, and share the resources with your team. By positioning yourself to respond quickly to changing circumstances on all fronts, you will come through these trying times, perhaps with stronger skill sets and new capabilities that will serve your organization well into the future.


Planning and Managing the COVID-19 Response


Operational speed and flexibility

RECONCILING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN: How to Make Controlling Risk Part of Your Post-COVID Strategy

In the wake of the global pandemic, flexibility and resiliency are going to be just as important as controlling costs when it comes to optimizing your network.

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Operational speed and flexibility

RESTARTING OPERATIONS AFTER COVID: What Leaders in Each Department Need to Do First

If your operations are restarting after weeks of total shutdown, you know there is going to be much more to the process than simply flipping a switch.

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Managing Remotely: The Time for a Digital Management System is Now

Technology can help you work safer and smarter. How to embrace digital technologies to facilitate remote visibility, remote analytics and data sharing, and virtual problem solving.

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Get Ahead of the COVID-19 Crisis and Prepare for Recovery with Frequent S&OP

Realistic demand planning is at the heart of any good S&OP program. Amidst all of this volatility, S&OP conversations have to happen at least weekly and potentially as often as every day.

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The Monster Hidden Inside Human Capital

The capabilities, availability, and mindset of the team are critical factors in weathering the COVID-19 crisis and in recovery. Human capital issues are surely beneath the surface. Critical actions for manufacturers to take now.

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Preparing for the Post-Pandemic World: 4 Critical Considerations

You’re still firmly entrenched in crisis mode, but planning for the COVID-19 recovery phase can’t wait. Companies that accelerate their adjustment process will fare best on the other side.

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Pragmatic Actions at the Point of Impact


Free up cash flow

Manufacturing PortCos: Free Up Cash and Make the CARES Act Look Like Chump Change

Converting production, adjusting replenishment, accelerating S&OP, leveraging inventory assets and speeding up your order-to-cash cycles can yield immediate cashflow gains.

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Operational speed and flexibility

COVID Recovery: It's Time to Stock Up on Speed and Flexibility

Effectively responding to product shortages and the market turmoil caused by the pandemic will require a combination of new government policies and lean manufacturing practices.

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Navigating COVID – Three Pragmatic Actions to Take Now

Develop strategies and prepare for major cash flow, operational and supply chain disruptions through June and beyond. Three pragmatic actions mid-market manufacturers can take now to address challenges surfaced by the COVID crisis.

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