Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

Investing in mission-critical cloud infrastructure for business resilience

“Access to a resilient ERP solution that lets decision-makers critically assess the bottom line concerning all parts of a business could be the difference between a company surviving COVID-19 or becoming another victim of the pandemic.” – Frank Magliozzi

Organisations have been investing in cloud services to help keep teams connected and collaborating while working remotely throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

According to a recent survey by KPMG, 56% of executives believe cloud services have become a necessity for organisations because of the pandemic. However, for many organisations, investing in cloud technologies is more than just keeping employees connected; it’s a substantial investment in business resilience.

Investing in mission-critical infrastructure in the cloud, especially for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, is a critical step towards ensuring long-term business continuity and resilience for organisations looking to weather more than just the COVID-19 storm.

It’s not only an investment in technology; it’s an investment in an organisation’s operational efficiency, productivity, performance, security and continuous innovation…

Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

Cyclones, earthquakes, economic crises, and epidemics are business risks companies have been facing for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit global supply chains at an unprecedent scale and speed. In Asia, the lockdowns have caused the closure of businesses, stoppage of factory outputs, and disruption to manufacturing industries and their supply networks.

Since the 1980s as globalisation deepened, an increasing number of firms, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in ASEAN, participated in global supply chains typically at the intermediate and final assembly stages.  ASEAN and East Asia’s export-oriented open trade policies have contributed to the birth of these value chains and the accompanying high economic growth…

Five steps to financial resilience in farming

From Brexit and trade deals to extreme weather and a mental-health crisis, farming in the East of England has rarely 
been beset by such large and so varied a range of problems. Overcoming them is going to demand resilience – but how can farming businesses build that up?

That was the question posed by ‘Weathering the Storm – Building Financial Resilience in the East of England Agriculture Sector’, a discussion convened by Lloyds Banking Group as part of its initiative, The Big Conversation: Helping Britain Recover…

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