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Rob Handfield on the Shortage of Medical Supplies in the U.S.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. in early March, personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages have become worse for hospitals and medical practices across the country. Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain management, and contributing authors explained that the problem is the blatant supply chain deficiencies.

Handfield, Daniel Joseph Finkenstadt, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School; and Peter Guinto, chief of contracts in the U.S. Air Force, believe that a solution can be found by giving the Strategic National Stockpile better access to information and technology.

Read more on Harvard Business Review.

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