What will be different following the Coronavirus?

Joker62

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I like skinny chicks and I'm not even sure that I would. She just seems so completely humourless, lifeless and dull.
So would you, living with the intellectual giant that is David Beckham, mind pushing out 4 kids proves that she isn't adverse to shagging.
 
How much the world, or at least the reporting of events, has changed in 2020.

'A teenager has been arrested after the body of an 18-year-old woman was found in student halls. Emergency services were called to the university accommodation in Richardson Road, Newcastle, shortly after 6am on Saturday morning. The woman was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death remains unclear at this stage but it is not believed to be coronavirus related.'

 

Yokel

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Supply chains for British industry will be made more resilient

Commenting on the findings, Richard Austin, BDO’s head of manufacturing said: “The supply delays experienced by UK manufacturers at the start of the pandemic were a wake-up call, prompting many operators to confront the risks involved in over-relying on single suppliers for key components. This was particularly true in cases where suppliers were geographically very distant.

“Our survey has found that many manufacturers are actively formulating strategies to diversify their supply chains and opting for dual or multiple sourcing for critical supplies.
 
Supply chains for British industry will be made more resilient

Commenting on the findings, Richard Austin, BDO’s head of manufacturing said: “The supply delays experienced by UK manufacturers at the start of the pandemic were a wake-up call, prompting many operators to confront the risks involved in over-relying on single suppliers for key components. This was particularly true in cases where suppliers were geographically very distant.

“Our survey has found that many manufacturers are actively formulating strategies to diversify their supply chains and opting for dual or multiple sourcing for critical supplies.
Supply chain is going to be interesting. We had a look at supplier risk in sourcing in a global supply chain in one of the big pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical companies will struggle to make changes because it’s so heavily regulated. Other companies may find it easier. What’s interesting is you will see sustainability high on the agenda in 2021 which has been in part prompted by Covid but also good old Greta. Changes will undoubtedly occur but it will take a long time simpler because of the scale of change required. Just to give you a view on the size of the problem, a company spending 4.5bn per annum will generate over 1m invoices per annum
And be looking at a supplier base of anywhere in the region of 5,000 to 20,000 suppliers - industry depending of course.

fiddling with supply chains is a serious matter.
 
Closer to home, just been to the nearest commuter town for London - 99% residential. Chorleywood in Herts. Can’t me any more than 35 small businesses/ shops here on the high street. 4 have gone in the last week. Most of the others closed.

Confederation of small business representative was on the box last week saying 250,000 businesses at risk in the small business sector and the government will need to step in in March.

the government has already stepped in in the NHS to keep liquidity in the supply chain. 207 bn of spend per annum in England. HS2 is propping up the commercial sector in construction with 215bn of spend across 35 programmes.

if you listen hard you can hear the printing press......
 
Supply chain is going to be interesting. We had a look at supplier risk in sourcing in a global supply chain in one of the big pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical companies will struggle to make changes because it’s so heavily regulated. Other companies may find it easier. What’s interesting is you will see sustainability high on the agenda in 2021 which has been in part prompted by Covid but also good old Greta. Changes will undoubtedly occur but it will take a long time simpler because of the scale of change required. Just to give you a view on the size of the problem, a company spending 4.5bn per annum will generate over 1m invoices per annum
And be looking at a supplier base of anywhere in the region of 5,000 to 20,000 suppliers - industry depending of course.

fiddling with supply chains is a serious matter.
We've actually had to revisit a lot of our supplier arrangements with a view to capturing any new risk. The key ones being smaller (yet critical) ones going bust entirely or, equally damaging, major suppliers going into financial difficulty and being bought up by the Chinese.
 

Yokel

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We've actually had to revisit a lot of our supplier arrangements with a view to capturing any new risk. The key ones being smaller (yet critical) ones going bust entirely or, equally damaging, major suppliers going into financial difficulty and being bought up by the Chinese.

Do you mind if I cross post that on the thread I started about keeping key technologies and industrial capabilities in British (and Western in general) hands?

Surely the problem with Chinese/Russian/etc ownership is not so much security as it is with production being closed down during a crisis or period of tension?
 
We've actually had to revisit a lot of our supplier arrangements with a view to capturing any new risk. The key ones being smaller (yet critical) ones going bust entirely or, equally damaging, major suppliers going into financial difficulty and being bought up by the Chinese.

yep we saw that issue with the pharma also. What we found was they were sending 50 page pdfs to their supplier base and asking them to fill it in and return it.

as you can imagine, they were inundated with responses..............
 

Chalkythedog

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Closer to home, just been to the nearest commuter town for London - 99% residential. Chorleywood in Herts. Can’t me any more than 35 small businesses/ shops here on the high street. 4 have gone in the last week. Most of the others closed.

Confederation of small business representative was on the box last week saying 250,000 businesses at risk in the small business sector and the government will need to step in in March.

the government has already stepped in in the NHS to keep liquidity in the supply chain. 207 bn of spend per annum in England. HS2 is propping up the commercial sector in construction with 215bn of spend across 35 programmes.

if you listen hard you can hear the printing press......
You don't need to listen hard. They are positively thundering.
 
Exactly a year ago today, we were watching Claire Sweeney in her one woman performance of Shirley Valentine at Salisbury Playhouse.
Absolutely brilliant night.
Can’t wait to see a bit of culture again! :smile:
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First T'Pau sang about China in your hand...now it's don't push too far your dreams are China in your arse

Anál swab testing, that's one thing different since Covid-19
 
mrs just reading a local faceache page for a local community just outside London which is Rickmansworth. It’s a London commuter town and 90% residential.

Comment was two more shops gone at the weekend. High street looking like everything will have closed down by the time we exit lockdown.

Chorleywood which is a similar profile to Rickmansworth is in the same boat. At this rate the only thing left will be food shops. Loads of businesses gone.
 
mrs just reading a local faceache page for a local community just outside London which is Rickmansworth. It’s a London commuter town and 90% residential.

Comment was two more shops gone at the weekend. High street looking like everything will have closed down by the time we exit lockdown.

Chorleywood which is a similar profile to Rickmansworth is in the same boat. At this rate the only thing left will be food shops. Loads of businesses gone.

Swindon is no different - the town centre now has 52 closed businesses.
 
Swindon is no different - the town centre now has 52 closed businesses.

I wonder what state the economy is really in. I reckon a lot of this is completely invisible.

one of our friends works for a big global and the employed 127,000 people in March last year. They are now 98,000 staff as of last week.

We have 12 weeks of cash reserves left and no way of raising more money or generating new revenues so we look like we are heading for more cuts to staff. We are getting close to cutting key people now.

how many businesses are in the same state we are?
 

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