While the military does pay considerable attention to suppliers one level away in the supply chain, the Department of Defense also takes a far more comprehensive approach through the National Stockpile.
Since December, the logistics profession has shown that they can effectively get the Covid-19 vaccines to the point of need. Yet getting it to the point of need is not the same as satisfying the patient’s need. Showing somebody the vaccine is not the same as giving the vaccine.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) published a simple punch list for bringing risk management into Supply Chain Management. Karen Haywood Queen, Contributing Editor at SME Media put the article together.