Month 3 of the pandemic - We are still out of stock on Hand Sanitizers, Face Masks and Gloves. If I ask the store clerk do you have a box of gloves, he looks at me like I am crazy!!
New reports say that many Fortune 100 companies are manufacturing masks, Gloves and Ventilators but reality seems to be zero stock anywhere it is needed.
I even saw a telecast of a global giant making masks in its Arizona facility with the President praising them generously. We are making the masks now for the next wave later this year? It looks like Make to Stock is coming back as a solid supply chain idea.
Good bye JIT!!
Supply Chain Optimization? Crisis management?