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COVID-19 Fast Response for CPG Manufacturing CIOs

Published: 27 March 2020

ID: G00723965

Analyst(s): Ellen Eichhorn


COVID-19 is spreading globally and bringing entire countries to a halt. CIOs play a pivotal role in keeping their companies operational, but such a pandemic is unprecedented. This fast response plan video contains action items according to three levels of severity: initial, middle and peak.


CIOs are crucial in helping to keep their companies operational, but the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented.This video provides initial guidance, according to three levels of severity — initial, middle and peak — to those seeking operational continuity in the face of crises such as COVID-19. Manufacturing CIOs should:

    Align short-term strategies to current capabilities and systems.

    Focus first on their people, then on how to be able to produce, sell and collect to preserve cash.

    Review and adapt as the crisis evolves.

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