Supply Chain Sustainability School Operations Group Meeting

| February 14, 2017

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Ian Heptonstall (Action Sustainability), Hilary Hurrey (Action Sustainability), Emma-Jane Allen (Action Sustainability), Ursula Cooper (Action Sustainability), Mark Turner (Action Sustainability), Danielle Bistacchi (Action Sustainability), Ian Nicholson (Responsible Solutions), Peter Johnson (Kier), Dan Firth (Interserve), Aidan Franks (Costain), Julia Barratt (Willmott Dixon), Eddy Taylor (Laing O’Rourke), Ross Primmer (Action Sustainabilty), Jason Nichols (HOCHTIEF)

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Norman G. Jensen, Inc.

For more than 75 years, Norman G. Jensen, Inc. (NGJ) has provided US and Canadian customs brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution and consulting services to thousands of North American importers and exporters. With our experience, we will be your guide through the complex domain of international trade; serving all segments of the import/export community from individuals to major corporations.

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How Will 3D and 4D Printing Change Your Supply Chain?

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how supply chains can mitigate coronavirus impact

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The spread of the coronavirus is impacting individuals and supply chains alike, with hundreds of new cases announced every day. It’s a public health emergency and has caused product flows to be changed around. The research and advisory giants, Gartner, believes supply chain leaders should focus on three main areas to mitigate disruption from the coronavirus. ”As COVID-19 spreads globally, we are seeing increased supply chain disruption, but also changes in consumer spending habits,” commented Sarah Watt, senior director analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice. “Supply has been impacted in three primary ways: limited access to employees due to quarantines, factory closures or manufacturing slowdowns and limited access to logistics to move goods. Most supply chain organisations are in crisis management, assessing impacts and response on a daily, if not hourly basis.”

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Spotlight

Norman G. Jensen, Inc.

For more than 75 years, Norman G. Jensen, Inc. (NGJ) has provided US and Canadian customs brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution and consulting services to thousands of North American importers and exporters. With our experience, we will be your guide through the complex domain of international trade; serving all segments of the import/export community from individuals to major corporations.

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