The Global Pandemic: Supply Chain’s Finest Hour

SPONSORED BY LSU ONLINE! Yes, says Dr. Bublu Thakur-Weigold, COVID-19 caused major disruptions to global supply chains. But the director of programs at ETH Zurich maintains that manufacturers and supply chain managers heroically responded to massive, overnight changes in supply and demand. Considering the shock supply chains underwent, she says they demonstrated resilience by reconfiguring quickly, finding alternatives and making sure stockouts were temporary – the hallmark of Lean and just-in-time manufacturing.

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