COVID-19

IMPACT & RESOURCES

 

Global Inspirations

Steven Van Belleghem talks Customer Experience during & after the Coronavirus crisis


Steven Van Belleghem has made a new presentation that summarizes his thoughts on customer experience during and after the pandemic. Read more




Ian Heller on After the Crisis: What Distributors Must Do Next


Ian Heller / Despite the many columns and webcasts predicting distribution’s post-pandemic “new normal,” it’s going to be a long time before our industry settles back into a rhythm. For now, expect a “new abnormal,” where powerful forces will continue to transform the industry and redefine how you must compete to win. Read more




Retail 2020: Reset, Recover, Revive


Industry leaders across continents come together for a special webinar on the future of global retail in times of COVID-19.




ABB is supporting global efforts to limit COVID-19


ABB / We care deeply about all the communities around the world affected by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and the societies we operate in remain our number one priority and we are working hard to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections. Read more




Siemens sets up an employee aid fund to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic


Siemens / We are in this together: We are setting up an aid fund to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. All donations from employees will be matched by Siemens. Our managing board joins in, starting with our CEO Joe Kaeser donating €1 million. Read more




World Electric, a Sonepar company, helped to convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat Coronavirus patients


World Electric / Last week, upon receiving work that the local hospitals were overwhelmed with patients diagnosed with COVID-19, World Electric and its customer Meisner Electric, joined forces to help convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat coronavirus patients. Read more




Ledvance Managing Director talks Supply Management Insights


Ledvance / Times on the world market are uncertain - flexibility is the order of the day. However, in order to be able to react flexibly, high cash balances are essential. Creating this is a challenge for many companies. In addition to traditional working capital financing, new, innovative methods such as reverse factoring can be a solution. Read more




Brandwatch Weekly Consumer Insights


Brandwatch / Register to find out how consumers are reacting across different categories, sectors, and regions: - What perceptions are towards Covid-19 - How consumers have altered behavior - How buying habits are evolving - Patterns and differences across geographies and sectors Read more




CNN - Impact Your World: Coronavirus crisis


CNN / A guide to helping and getting help during the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more




COVID-19 Government Response Portal


Deloitte / As the countries around the world slowly reopen for work fighting COVID-19, Deloitte Punit Renjen and his team offer a valuable source for knowledgeable insights into Government response. Read more




MDM’s 4 Lessons on Inventory Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic


MDM / Over the past six weeks, we have been working with many distributors, manufacturers and retailers to adjust the future demand of products because of the effects of the COVID-19 virus. It is not surprising that some products have increased in demand while others have experienced a significant decrease in usage. Read more




Siemens’ holistic approach into cybersecurity


Siemens / Imagine every aspect of your organization, secure for purpose. Siemens can help you toward this vision with a holistic approach to cybersecurity that provides peace of mind through leading operational industry standards. Read more




Three ways that robots will impact customer experience


Steven Van Belleghem / Humans have always been fascinated with artificial ‘servants’. Even if the first digitally operated and programmable robot was only invented in 1954 by George Devol, our interest in the matter goes way back. Just think of the talking mechanical handmaidens that the Greek god Hephaestus built out of gold or the clay golems of Jewish legend. Read more




World Electric Collaboration Project Converts Florida Convention Center


World Electric and its customer Meisner Electric, joined forces to help convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients. This was a group effort which now means that all patients are now able to have access to the necessary facilities and equipment. Read more





 

EU Policies & Regulations

Coronavirus response


The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the coronavirus outbreak. We are taking resolute action to reinforce our public health sectors and mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union. Read more




EU Monitoring: Coronavirus and the supply chain


As of March 20, 168 countries, areas or territories have reported that 209,839 people have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2. Read more




EU COVID-19 Data Platform


The COVID-19 Data Portal was launched in April 2020 to bring together relevant datasets for sharing and analysis in an effort to accelerate coronavirus research. It enables researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets as part of the wider European COVID-19 Data Platform. Read more




European Commission #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus


We invite leaders across sectors, from governments and businesses to artists and philanthropists, to join a global pledging effort – the Coronavirus Global Response on 4 May. The goal is to raise €7.5 billion to develop a vaccine and deploy it to every single corner of the world. Read more




COVID-19 Country Ranking


Watch the latest Ranking on COVID-19 and responses by different countries. Published by Deep Knowledge Group (DKG), an international organization that deals with the analysis of scientific data, the research measures each country on 72 parameters. These include the extent of quarantine, its compliance, economic support measures, the state of healthcare, the availability of corona tests and the degree of hospital equipment. Read more





 

Global Inspirations

Steven Van Belleghem talks Customer Experience during & after the Coronavirus crisis


Steven Van Belleghem has made a new presentation that summarizes his thoughts on customer experience during and after the pandemic. Read more




Ian Heller on After the Crisis: What Distributors Must Do Next


Ian Heller / Despite the many columns and webcasts predicting distribution’s post-pandemic “new normal,” it’s going to be a long time before our industry settles back into a rhythm. For now, expect a “new abnormal,” where powerful forces will continue to transform the industry and redefine how you must compete to win. Read more




Retail 2020: Reset, Recover, Revive


Industry leaders across continents come together for a special webinar on the future of global retail in times of COVID-19.




ABB is supporting global efforts to limit COVID-19


ABB / We care deeply about all the communities around the world affected by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and the societies we operate in remain our number one priority and we are working hard to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections. Read more




Siemens sets up an employee aid fund to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic


Siemens / We are in this together: We are setting up an aid fund to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. All donations from employees will be matched by Siemens. Our managing board joins in, starting with our CEO Joe Kaeser donating €1 million. Read more




World Electric, a Sonepar company, helped to convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat Coronavirus patients


World Electric / Last week, upon receiving work that the local hospitals were overwhelmed with patients diagnosed with COVID-19, World Electric and its customer Meisner Electric, joined forces to help convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat coronavirus patients. Read more




Ledvance Managing Director talks Supply Management Insights


Ledvance / Times on the world market are uncertain - flexibility is the order of the day. However, in order to be able to react flexibly, high cash balances are essential. Creating this is a challenge for many companies. In addition to traditional working capital financing, new, innovative methods such as reverse factoring can be a solution. Read more




Brandwatch Weekly Consumer Insights


Brandwatch / Register to find out how consumers are reacting across different categories, sectors, and regions: - What perceptions are towards Covid-19 - How consumers have altered behavior - How buying habits are evolving - Patterns and differences across geographies and sectors Read more




CNN - Impact Your World: Coronavirus crisis


CNN / A guide to helping and getting help during the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more




COVID-19 Government Response Portal


Deloitte / As the countries around the world slowly reopen for work fighting COVID-19, Deloitte Punit Renjen and his team offer a valuable source for knowledgeable insights into Government response. Read more




MDM’s 4 Lessons on Inventory Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic


MDM / Over the past six weeks, we have been working with many distributors, manufacturers and retailers to adjust the future demand of products because of the effects of the COVID-19 virus. It is not surprising that some products have increased in demand while others have experienced a significant decrease in usage. Read more




Siemens’ holistic approach into cybersecurity


Siemens / Imagine every aspect of your organization, secure for purpose. Siemens can help you toward this vision with a holistic approach to cybersecurity that provides peace of mind through leading operational industry standards. Read more




Three ways that robots will impact customer experience


Steven Van Belleghem / Humans have always been fascinated with artificial ‘servants’. Even if the first digitally operated and programmable robot was only invented in 1954 by George Devol, our interest in the matter goes way back. Just think of the talking mechanical handmaidens that the Greek god Hephaestus built out of gold or the clay golems of Jewish legend. Read more




World Electric Collaboration Project Converts Florida Convention Center


World Electric and its customer Meisner Electric, joined forces to help convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into a field hospital to treat COVID-19 patients. This was a group effort which now means that all patients are now able to have access to the necessary facilities and equipment. Read more