Looking beyond COVID-19
Supply chain disruptions appear to be ever more frequent, and with increasing magnitude and impact. A wide range of disruptive events have occurred during the last two decades: acts of nature such as earthquakes, earthquake-triggered nuclear accidents (Fukushima), hurricanes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, as well as human acts such as cyberattacks, terrorism, global warming, port strikes, maritime accidents, piracy, trade wars, currency manipulation, consumer hoarding and speculation—just to name a few.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed some major weaknesses in global supply chains, most notably in the supply of every-day groceries, and for medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators. There is currently a need to reflect and synthesize all the lessons learned thus far through the era of hurricanes, COVID-19 and other events, and systematically diagnose the underlying vulnerabilities plaguing current supply chains.
Presented by Nallan Suresh, UB Distinguished Professor of operations management and strategy, this webinar addresses such questions as: