Global Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chain Research Report 2021 with a Focus on the Impacts of COVID-19


Dublin, November 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “COVID-19 Impact Assessment on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Chain” has been added to offer.

This study analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the global PPE supply chain, focusing on healthcare PPE. Other segments covered include industrial and consumer PPE.

Analysts examine how the PPE value chain works before and during the pandemic and highlight weaknesses amplified by the global health emergency. We also studied the impact on various actors in the value chain such as producers of raw materials, contract manufacturers of PPE, major brands of PPE and distributors.

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered several aspects of the global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems. One of the most notable changes concerns the supply chain for personal protective equipment (PPE).

The pandemic has revealed an over-reliance on some Asia-Pacific countries, such as China and Malaysia, for raw materials and PPE products. This led to severe shortages in the initial stages of the pandemic, forcing some healthcare professionals to use polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and rubber gloves instead of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) gloves.

The pandemic has led governments around the world to realize the need to locate the manufacturing of essential goods to better prepare for future disruptions. In response, they launched initiatives to secure PPE supply chains, including encouraging relocation by offering subsidies to PPE manufacturers.

Through this research service, the analyst provides industry stakeholders with insight into the growth opportunities created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other trends affecting the PPE supply chain are:

  • National strategic stocks

  • Demographic evolution of the working population

  • New business models

  • Manufacturer’s focus on comfort

  • Scarcity of resources

  • Digital supply chain and manufacturing

Main topics covered:

1. Strategic imperatives

  • Why is it more and more difficult to grow taller?

  • The strategic imperative

  • The impact of the three main strategic imperatives on the PPE supply chain

  • Growth opportunities fuel the growth pipeline engine

2. Analysis of growth opportunities

3. Impact of COVID-19 on the PPE supply chain

4. Universe of growth opportunities

  • Growth Opportunity 1 – Investing in Manufacturing Healthcare PPE to Alleviate Global Shortage

  • Growth Opportunity 2 – Investing in Digital Technologies to Increase Production and Supply Chain Efficiency

  • Growth opportunity 3 – Increased demand for strategic national stocks to increase localized production capacities

5. Next steps

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