The COVID-19 emergency will be remembered as one of the most devastating disasters in modern history with impacts that rippled across all sectors of the global economy and societies. One grave failure is the challenge governments faced in securing personal protection equipment (PPE) for its citizens. In Western countries, it became clear that the shortage
Organizational operations have been continually disrupted by shortages of PPE and other health and safety goods since the COVID-19 pandemic began. SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield recently co-authored an article that outlines four levels of preparedness organizations can strive for to improve their responsiveness and awareness in order to prevent such disruptions from happening again.
This week in a remotely conducted hearing in federal court in New Jersey, Purdue Pharma’s chairman, Steve Miller, acknowledged that in order to meet sales goals, the company told the Drug Enforcement Administration that it had created a program to prevent OxyContin from being sold on the black market, even though it was marketing the
If we didn’t think supply-chain risk management was all-important before, we know it now. There’s been no lack of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and volcano eruptions to focus our minds on the important of supply-chain risk and recovery. But the coronavirus pandemic has made that need more evident than ever before. Today, the conversation about risk
We’ve all had it happen: You buy a product from a shop and get it home, only to realize that something is wrong when you open the packaging. The item could be broken or have parts missing, or might even have been tampered with in a deliberate act of vandalism. Regardless of what has happened,