Brexit: Keep calm and stop stockpiling, warns expert

Feb 10, 2019

Professor Richard Wilding likens the panic being demonstrated by manufacturers and consumers to that displayed in the face of the Millennium Bug at the turn of the century.

  • Pictured: Professor Richard Wilding.

Writing in City AM this week, Mr Wilding, professor of supply chain security at Cranfield University, said: ‘While it might look like a sensible response to uncertainty, this kind of Brexit anxiety will have long-term implications for supply chains and for the UK economy as a whole.

“Organisations and individuals need to look at stockpiling with their eyes wide open. We need more conversations across supply chains to help increase certainty and trust, to determine what’s necessary and what’s overreaction.

“Otherwise stockpiling could be a bigger problem for Britain that even the most chaotic Brexit.” 

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