Coronavirus Webinar: Its impact on the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Industry and Longer Term Implications

A webinar by Professor John Manners-Bell, Ti’s CEO, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and adviser to the World Economic Forum.

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Covid-19 has impacted global supply chains since the beginning of the year. The impact on different supply chain networks and logistics markets has been varied and some networks have suffered more than others. The pandemic has also amplified pre-existing concerns over the suitability of global supply chains.  

Our upcoming webinar from our Chief Executive John Manners-Bell will address and assess the impact across supply chain networks whilst also assessing longer term implications:

  • A timeline of logistics impact
  • The Global Spread of Coronavirus and its impact on supply chains, including retail, e-retail, high tech, pharmaceutical, fashion and automotive.
  • Prospects for Supply Chain De-globalization and Protectionism
  • Air Cargo: Present Crisis and Future Prospects
  • Road Freight: impact of initial crisis and long term implications
  • The Container Shipping Crisis and the future of container shipping
  • Environmental outlook
  • Where next post Covid-19? Analysis of a potential Post-Covid-19 timeline


About John:

Professor John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector. John started his working life as an operations manager of a logistics company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Ti in 2002, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as a manager of UPS, in a strategic marketing and communications role.

John holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and is an Associate of King’s College London where he studied Classics and Theology. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum.  He has also advised the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport.

He has written three books on the industry – ‘Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods’, ‘Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains’ and ‘Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets’. His second book, ‘Supply Chain Risk’ won the Mention Speciale ACA-Bruel Prize for supply chain literature in 2014.