Building More Resilient Supply Chains Post-COVID (.PDF Download)

Dec. 16, 2020
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) explores the key supply chains challenges that ICT faced in 2020 and explains what needs to be done to avoid these challenges in the future.

With supply chains across most industry sectors impacted by the global pandemic, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) drilled down into the information technology and communication (ICT) sector to better understand those impacts and come up with some solutions to those problems. And while CISA’s recommendations directly address ICT, other industry sectors can also benefit from its observations and advice.

More Resiliency, Please

In “Building a More Resilient ICT Supply Chain: Lessons Learned During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” CISA says that the COVID-19 global pandemic caused “profound disruptions” to the globalized model of supply chains, including those in the IT and communication sectors. It explains how the global supply chain model constitutes sequential, multi-country production, where value is added in fragments along the way and where the country of origin is often difficult to determine.

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