Supply chain myths – and why Lean was not the culprit

Concepts blamed by some during pandemic actually led to solutions

By Bublu Thakur-Weigold

As countries recently began suspending COVID-19 restrictions, we should reflect on the lessons of this global crisis before returning to business as “usual.” By “we,” I mean the supply chain managers and researchers whose work came under unaccustomed public scrutiny. The past two years have exposed profound misunderstandings of what we do, not only among the public and regulators but among ourselves as a community of experts.

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