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Rob Handfield Urges the Public Not to Panic Buy Amid COVID Resurgence

With rising coronavirus cases around the country, many shoppers are beginning to panic buy supplies in preparation for another potential lockdown. Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, asks shoppers to resist the urge to buy up all of the toilet paper and paper towels.

“They are going to continue to replenish, and pretty soon people will figure out it’s not a shortage. It’s a perceived shortage,” said Handfield.

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