Fear of an Ebola outbreak in the United States has spurred two key proposals for preventing the spread of this deadly disease, writes MIT’s Jarrod Goentzel. In his recent blog, he notes that these include travel bans from West Africa and stockpiling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
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Of special interest to readers of Supply Chain Management Review will be “Americas Update,” which will look into the future of the market in the Americas and assess how firms will be able to favorably position themselves to compete and win market share.
Some offshoring trends are also presenting new challenges