Building, Not Breaking, the Supply-Chain Backbone

Jul 28, 2020 10:15 AM ET

Supply chains are having a moment. It took a major transformative event to highlight the importance and fragility of the global and interdependent supply-chain network.

Like the domino theory in politics, disruptions in supply chains have a ripple effect, with often devastating consequences to how goods and products are sourced, manufactured and delivered to a worldwide consumer base.

The dominos started to tumble when a perfect storm hit the world. Stressors were placed on supply chains, forcing many manufacturers to scramble to keep up with demand as supply networks collapsed.

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