publication . Article . 2020

At the Epicenter of COVID-19–the Tragic Failure of the Global Supply Chain for Medical Supplies

Sonu Bhaskar; Sonu Bhaskar; Sonu Bhaskar; Sonu Bhaskar; Jeremy Tan; Jeremy Tan; Marcel L. A. M. Bogers; Marcel L. A. M. Bogers; Marcel L. A. M. Bogers; Marcel L. A. M. Bogers; ...
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  • Published: 24 Nov 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The tragic failure of the global supply chain in the face of the current coronavirus outbreak has caused acute shortages of essential frontline medical devices and personal protective equipment, crushing fear among frontline health workers and causing fundamental concerns about the sustainability of the health system. Much more coordination, integration, and management of global supply chains will be needed to mitigate the impact of the pandemics. This article describes the pressing need to revisit the governance and resilience of the supply chains that amplified the crisis at pandemic scale. We propose a model that profiles critical stockpiles and improves prod...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Hypothesis and Theory, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), blockchain, open innovation, grand challenge, global supply chain, health policy, governance, personal protective equipments (PPEs), SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), blockchain, open innovation, grand challenge, global supply chain, health policy, governance, personal protective equipments (PPEs), PERSPECTIVES, PERFORMANCE, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Emerging technologies, Risk analysis (engineering), Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Preparedness, Corporate governance, Supply chain, Health policy, Health care, business.industry, business, Sustainability
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