Supply chain tsar Lewis urges UK infrastructure overhaul

Dave Lewis, former chief executive of Tesco

Former Tesco chief executive and government supply chain tsar Sir Dave Lewis has said the emergence of the Omicron variant has exposed the need for major change to avert further crises.

In an email sent by Lewis to participants in his supply chain review, he warned that the “seismic move in consumer shopping habits…together with a global shipping challenge has shown the pressure on our existing supply chain infrastructure”.

Lewis also said that a new strand of work focused on examining the future of the UK’s freight industry would begin in the early part of next year.

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