COVID-19 Risk Management for Overseas Supply Chains

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Mitigate risks to overseas sourcing and procurement during COVID-19.

Over the past two years, COVID-19 has deeply disrupted supply chains. Activities that were once taken for granted, like being able to visit and assess overseas suppliers, have become all but impossible (notably in Asia, with its strict pandemic policies). Yet production requirements, from the perspectives of time, quality and cost, remain.

During this time, we have adapted and developed our services and approach, coming forward as a key partner to enable you to overcome the unprecedented challenges to overseas sourcing and procurement in this new reality.

Through our QiiQ Solution, you can be digitally present when your overseas suppliers are visited by local SGS professionals.

As your go-to partner for supplier management and development, we have also developed novel services to help you assess and supervise your suppliers and support the development of improvement initiatives as you deal with the effects of the pandemic.

Contact an SGS expert to learn more.

SGS Services for Mitigating Supply Chain Risk

We can help mitigate risks to your overseas supply chain during COVID-19 by:

  • Improving your supply chain operations
  • Supporting you in sourcing potential suppliers
  • Undertaking supplier assessments through our local network, to ensuring quality products are delivered on time
  • Ensuring, through carbon accounting, that suppliers selected meet your sustainability requirements
  • Overseeing the complete supply chain through a centralized desk expediting team, supported by local site visits to avoid costly delays
  • Leasing technical personnel to cover critical needs when dealing with sickness, isolation or travel restrictions

Why choose SGS?

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity and offer unrivaled expertise in worldwide procurement.

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