Strengthening the Supply Chain of Agro- product in Bangladesh: Lessons learn from the outbreak of COVID-2019 (Published)
Supply Chain (SC) is one of the buzzwords in the current COVID days. The global supply chain both downstream and upstream is affected by this outbreak which may cause economic downturn in the world effecting developed and developing countries. It is seen nowadays that the supply of agricultural product is disrupted as far as it is inter- connected and spread over the world. Due to the biological nature of the agro-products, the supply chain in this case requires special attention, particularly, this is very pivotal for the country like Bangladesh where agriculture contributes a large portion of GDP. This article explores the pros and cons of the supply chain of the agro products based on the internationally recognized models. The article reveals that there are gaps in the supply chain integration which needs to be addressed and finally come out some recommendations for future action like-adoption of IT based supply chain, improve supply chain resilience, optimize supply base and create a collaborative supply chain with special attention to the upstream supplier (farmers)and building long term supplier relationship.