Mission critical supply chains: When recall isn’t the best option

Posted on 24 Nov 2020 by The Manufacturer

When crisis hits and critical products are in short supply, the risk of recalls rises as corners are cut in production. But when these products are needed to save lives, recall isn’t the best option.

Roman Schumacher, Rob Glew, Naoum Tsolakis and Mukesh Kumar, from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), collectively looked at how supply chains can respond to product safety risks. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched both demand and supply for personal protective equipment (PPE). In the early stages of the crisis, panic buying and excessive…

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