How to Boost Supply Chain Security

Supply chains all over the world are under pressure due to spiking consumer demand and supply challenges. Boosting supply chain security and working with trusted partners could fix these issues.

Air Date: December 9, 2021

Moderator: John G. Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy

Featured Guests: Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, Christian Hoffman, Head of Geopolitics and International Relations, Siemens, Greg Slater, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Intel

At the height of the pandemic, the U.S. and Europe faced acute shortages of critical materials needed to respond to the crisis. Today, supply chains continue to be under pressure due to spiking consumer demand and significant supply challenges.

Some have called for moving all manufacturing “back home,” but this may not the best way forward. Instead, we should work to establish closer trade and investment links with trusted partners to expand capacity, ensure consumer choice, and blunt those who aim to use supply shortages as a geopolitical tool.

During the Transatlantic Business Works Summit 2021. experts spoke about the concept of "friend-shoring" and improving supply chains through working more with trusted partners. Watch the video above for more.