The recent witnessed pandemic COVID-19 caused severe distress in the Global Supply Chains (GSCs). Worldwide lockdowns, job losses, etc. helped in the creation of this problem. We describe the characteristics that distinguish epidemic outbreaks as a distinct supply chain disruption risk category. It is clearly highlighted that there is lack of visibility of disruptions in GLOBAL SUPPLY Chains and delayed industry response to COVID-19. The COVID-19 outbreak has certainly forced firms to re-evaluate their business strategies. The lead time, the speed of epidemic propagation and the upstream and downstream interruption durations in the supply chain are all significant aspects. This research can be used by decision teams to predict the short-term and long-term impacts of supply chain occurrences and to define pandemic supply chain strategies and tactics. This paper discusses the impact of COVID-19, the effect of lockdown and problems in existing technologies. Possible solutions regarding reducing the effect of pandemic and plans to prepare for the future are also depicted.
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