Rob Handfield Reflects on Supply Shortages in 2009 and 2020 Pandemics
A 10-year-old report written by Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain management, stated that the U.S. government needed to improve supply chain planning for possible pandemics. This article was published following the 2009 H1N1 outbreak and reigns true during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
“People just forgot about it. After H1N1, people just said, ‘Wow, that was close. That’ll never happen again,” said Handfield.
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