Coronavirus, Tariffs, Trade Wars and Supply Chain Evolutionary Design

It is clear that the COVID-19 response introduced a bullwhip effect in the manufacturing sector on a scale never-before seen. Scholars, including the authors of this study from the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, would suggest there are four pathway topics going forward. These topics include: the future state of global sourcing, the unique nature of a combined “demand” and “supply shortage” bullwhip effect, the resurrection of lean and local production systems and the development of risk-recovery contingency strategies to deal with pandemics.

 

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