Panic buying has kept already worried governments on their toes during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are stocking up food, groceries, and medicine to weather the indefinite home quarantines and lockdowns put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus. Among all essential goods like pasta and hand sanitizers, there’s one unlikely stockpiling target in supermarkets that has brought a showdown and countless memes on social media: toilet paper.
The unprecedented spike in demand for pulp and paper - including tissue paper, toilet rolls, consumer and corrugated packaging, highlight the importance of the pulp and paper industry, which so many deemed non-essential before COVID-19.
This white paper examines the impact of COVID-19 on the global pulp and paper industry. There has been a lot of uncertainty in the industry due to the unexpected spike in demand for pulp and other related products as well as adverse conditions in supply chains and procurement of raw materials.
In light of this ambiguity, inventory management plays an important role in overcoming this crisis. This white paper will discuss best inventory management practices and how mobile-first technologies help optimize the processes.
Key takeaways from this whitepaper:
- The impact of COVID-19 on global pulp and paper industry
- Uncertainties around the pulp and paper industry post COVID-19
- Inventory management challenges with legacy systems and paper-based processes in paper mills
- Explore digital, mobile technologies to ensure business continuity during a crisis