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Rob Handfield: Texas Freeze Exposes Problems with Global Plastic Supply Chain

The winter storm in Texas led to blackouts that led to supply chain shortages of raw materials needed for products like protective face shields and smartphones. Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains that the storm caused power outages in chemical plants that highlighted supply chain vulnerabilities.

“They are used in everything, and all of this stuff is suddenly at risk,” said Handfield. “This has exposed some real issues.”

Read more on The Wall Street Journal.