Navigating supply chain challenges

  • 6 Mar 2024
  • , 3 PM (GMT) | 5 PM (SAST) | 10 AM (EST)

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In an era where supply chain resilience is paramount, this insightful webinar aims to provide participants with a primer on not only the challenges posed by the crisis, but also offers actionable strategies to enhance business continuity and supply chain resilience in an ever-changing global landscape.

Key discussion topics:

  • Understanding the strategic importance of the Suez Canal and Mediterranean in global trade and the implications for business continuity of longer lead times, reduced shipping capacity and increased shipping costs.
  • Risk mitigation strategies: exploring risk mitigation strategies to minimize the impact of disruptions on supply chains.
  • Case studies in adaptability: learning from real-world case studies highlighting how organizations successfully adapted their operations during and after previous events (e.g. Ever Given canal blockage in 2021).
  • The key importance that understanding your key supplier’s own key suppliers and how far should/can business continuity planning go to mitigate.
  • Building resilient supply chains: discussing practical approaches to fortify supply chains, ensuring robustness in the face of unforeseen challenges.

Join Riskonnect professional service resilience experts, Paul Cutler, Andrew Morkot and Ken Clark for a thought-provoking exploration of global supply chains with a keen focus on business continuity in the midst of and aftermath of growing Middle East hostilities and the associated impacts on Mediterranean and Suez Canal trade routes.


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    Paul Cutler

    Managing Consultant/Delivery Manager, Business Continuity & Resilience , Riskonnect

    Paul Cutler is the EMEA Managing Consultant for Riskonnect. Paul has over 40 years’ experience within the IT services industry working in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He has a background in business continuity and resiliency and his experience includes uplifting a client’s technical recovery capability following attack and supporting clients to operationalize their ITDR and cyber recovery solutions. 

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    Andrew Morkot

    Lead Consultant , Riskonnect

    Andrew Morkot is a UK-based Lead Consultant for Riskonnect. He has worked in the resilience sector for over 25 years and specializes in the development and testing of highly effective, simple, meaningful, and flexible Business Continuity and Incident Management systems and solutions, tailored to align perfectly with Operational Resilience, organizational strategy, and meeting customer requirements.

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    Ken Clark

    Senior Consultant , Riskonnect

    Ken Clark is a Senior Consultant with Riskonnect, based in the UK. His background is with blue-chip companies in Technology, Banking and Oil and over 25 years he has designed, implemented, and managed BCM programs in Asia, Africa, EU, Middle East, North America, and UK&I. Ken has developed and delivered training and awareness of BCM and Crisis Management across organisations including C-Suite and Board members.  In addition to his BCM and Crisis roles, Ken is also a member of the BCI East of England Management Committee.

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    Tobias Wellner Tobias Wellner

    Senior Analyst in the Global Risk Analysis Department, Control Risks

    Tobias is a senior analyst in the Global Issues team, responsible for providing analysis on international business issues, including geopolitics, sanctions, conflict risk, as well as space and energy security. He contributes to our online subscription services as well as bespoke client consultancy projects.

    Prior to joining Control Risks, Tobias was the lead analyst for Sub Sahara Africa at Dragonfly Intelligence and worked as a lead analyst at Horus Security Consultancy. He also brings experience from five years working in the humanitarian aid and development industry, where his focus was on peacebuilding, conflict analysis and unarmed protection approaches.

    Tobias has lived in the US, the UK, Germany, the Palestinian Territories, Argentina, South Sudan and travelled extensively in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. He speaks English, German, Spanish and has basic skills in Portuguese. He holds a BA in International Politics from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development Studies from King’s College London.

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