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September 16, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

After the rat race for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine, the logistics chain will also have to undergo an electroshock

Ecosystems COVID-19 Supply Chain air transport

In recent weeks and months, both positive and negative reports have appeared in the international press about the rat race for an effective Covid-19 vaccine. Almost all newspapers and magazines make a new ranking every month of which company will be the first to market an approved

June 15, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

The end of cheap online orders from China

Ecosystems COVID-19 Supply Chain air freight

An imminent shift from intercontinental direct shipping to intracontinental distribution! For years, many shoppers have been enjoying buying very cheap goods online, mainly from Chinese online sellers. With a click on the website of the e-commerce platform Alibaba, the price-sensitive

June 8, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply Chain trends: Sourcing strategy in the post Covid-19 supply chain

Ecosystems COVID-19 Supply Chain

In previous years, single sourcing strategies steadily gained ground. Production was moved to low wage countries, enabled by (too) low transportation costs. Supply chain managers seized this opportunity to create more value and not in the least to generate significant cost savings. But,

June 2, 2020

By Thierry Vanelslander & Edwin Van Hassel

Supply Chain trends: from offshoring to reshoring/nearshoring

Ecosystems COVID-19 Supply Chain

With all attention currently being directed towards the COVID-19 exit programs, and everybody living in the present, thinking and hoping about picking up ‘normal’ activities again in the near future, one would tend to forget about how life was before, also in logistics. This contribution

May 12, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Four major trends opening doors to a sustainable and resilient post COVID-19 supply chain

Ecosystems COVID-19 Supply Chain

Authors: Prof. Thierry Vanelslander and Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf (University of Antwerp) Prof. Tom Van Woensel and Prof. Dr. Alex Van Breedam (Antwerp Management School) Traditional supply chain strategies were already under pressure from our complex world and global challenges such as