Supply chains transformed by technology amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Kathleen McLoughlin
Senior Supply Chain Analyst

This report looks at specific examples of how Asia’s advanced ecommerce environment and the use of emerging delivery technologies assisted supply chains during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.  It examines the following:

  • How ecommerce in China developed as a response to the 2003 SARS outbreak
  • How live streaming and social media have been used to sell food and drink products that could otherwise have been wasted during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • How autonomous delivery technologies, such as driverless vans, drones and AI vending machines have provided last mile solutions to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • How supply chains around the world might be transformed by technology as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.