A recent Politico article on developing a vaccine against the Coronavirus highlights the complexity of supply chains. Developing the vaccine is only part of the battle – the rest is getting that vaccine to the patients.
There’s been any number of articles lately about essential workers. This pandemic, with the related nearly-global lock-down of “non-essential personnel” should cause us to rethink our assumptions on labor.
In commerce, supply chain management (SCM), the management of the flow of goods and services, involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.