Don’t be the weakest link
In March, COVID-19 upended our daily lives. Visiting the grocery store one morning that month, I saw that there was some meat, some dairy, lots of produce and no paper products. While hoarding was partly to blame, this was also a result of a disruption to the supply chain. In this case, production and transportation could not keep up with demand using current supply chain methods.
Manufacturers recognized the problem and have largely made the necessary changes to address the shortages. It was easy to see which steps everyone in the affected supply chains needed to make.