PPE and COVID-19: WSB Faculty Share Expertise, Collaborate on Solutions

Normally a behind-the-scenes operation, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed supply chain and supply chain issues to the forefront of global discussions. As Americans respond to shortages by making their own masks and hand sanitizers, the demand for “personal protective equipment” (PPE) at both the individual and the health care industry level is immense.

But what exactly does the term “supply chain” mean and how does it function during a public health emergency like COVID-19, particularly when the demand vastly outpaces the supply?

Greg DeCroix, academic director of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management at the Wisconsin School of Business and a professor of operations and information management, and Pete Lukszys, a WSB senior lecturer, are lending their expertise through several collaborations during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full article at: https://wsb.wisc.edu/news/school-news-blog/2020/04/24/ppe-and-covid-19-wsb-faculty-share-expertise-collaborate-on-solutions