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The Coronavirus Pandemic Showed Why We Need Shorter, Simpler Supply Chains

By / 5.12.2020

The pandemic’s impact on the economy is the equivalent of scrambling the pieces of a puzzle and then trying to put it back together in a new shape.

But one thing is clear: the U.S. economy needs shorter supply chains that can react more quickly in crisis situations.  Our inability to generate enough personal protective equipment (PPE) and enough testing swabs, months into the pandemic, is simply unacceptable. Better resilience and flexibility are achievable goals.

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