Access Partnership is proud to have developed the MSME Supply Chain Resilience Toolkit in partnership with The National Centre for APEC (NCAPEC), UPS, and Johnson & Johnson. The toolkit was launched at the Supply Chain Resilience MSME Capacity Building Workshop on 26 July 2023 in Cebu, Philippines. The Workshop formed part of 3rd the APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting (ABAC-III).
This toolkit was prepared by Access Partnership and informed by industry best practices and extensive consultation with lead firms across healthcare, food, consumer goods, and consumer technology segments in APEC.
The toolkit may be accessed here: https://supplychainresiliencetoolkit.ncapec.org/.
The self-assessment toolkit is designed for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to measure the resilience of their supply chains to future external shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and understand how they may improve their resilience through practical recommendations. Given that MSMEs are critical to global supply chains and were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, this is an important contribution to shoring up global supply chains.
The toolkit has been geared towards businesses trading in four segments across APEC: (1) Healthcare, (2) Food, (3) Consumer technology, and (4) Consumer goods. User organisations can generate confidential profiles at the interactive dashboard for this toolkit and answer our comprehensive survey to generate their supply chain resilience reports. These reports will be organised by five “dimensions” of resilience and 27 related indicators. More information can be found in the toolkit.
Landing page for the Supply Chain Resilience Toolkit.
This toolkit is part of NCAPEC’s ongoing work on supply chain resilience. It follows the release of NCAPEC’s study on “The State of APEC Supply Chains: Lessons Learned, Building Resilience”, launched at the 2nd ABAC Meeting in Brunei on 27 April 2023. Additional milestones in this research include the launch of a healthcare-focused segment report on the state of supply chain resilience at the Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3) in August 2023 and additional segment reports ahead of the APEC CEO Summit in November 2023 (TBD).
Should you have any questions on this toolkit, or if are keen to work with us on the topic of supply chain resilience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.