Current issue: VDMA Magazin

Walter G. Allgöwer /

The cover topic of the current issue #03 March 2021 is "Resilient Supply Chains". The Corona pandemic has brought global supply chains to a standstill, at least temporarily. If individual key components manufactured in China, for example, are missing, these supply-side disruptions can affect production or bring it to a complete standstill if alternative suppliers cannot be found. Most machine builders and suppliers were affected by this chain of effects in 2020, and many still are. European manufacturers are therefore increasingly looking at how they can organise the procurement of their inputs in the future to make production more resilient.