Experts say COVID-19 pandemic taught us we need

Experts say COVID-19 pandemic taught us we need
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Experts say if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to plan and prepare more.The supply chain for most products has been backed up for months. Some say we’ll have a much better plan moving forward.”Because you see what happens if we’re not ready,” said Anna Nagurney, an integrative studies professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Nagurney teaches supply chains. She said the key to keeping them going begins with workers.”We have to take care of our workers. Without labor, nothing gets produced,” said Nagurney.She said that one of the biggest problems discovered in the pandemic was product redundancy.”You can’t just rely on a single supplier,” she said.Nagurney said truck drivers and grocery store workers were key in keeping things going. But she cautions that the United States can no longer be as dependent on other countries.”We need to bring much more of the manufacturing in-house within our own borders,” she said.Nagurney said that businesses have to be more willing to add storage facilities and be able to track their supply of goods.”We need to know where the valuable goods are,” she said.It’s a supply-and-demand problem that Nagurney said we are going to see for a while. She said that pharmaceuticals and computer chips dependency for things such as cars, phones, laptops and mostly anything that coming from China will start seeing backups.She said people need to have a home emergency plan, too.”Think about emergency management. What matters to your family to make sure you have the supplies and enough supplies,” Nagurney said.She said the pandemic has taught us that it is all about teamwork.”People working together, collaborating together, neighbors supporting each other, sharing of resources,” Nagurney said.She said that stores will have to put purchase limits on some items sooner.”Know your community. Know the people that you can rely on in terms of support if something goes wrong,” she said.Nagurney said that when it comes to supply and demand for things we want and need.”We’re not an island. We need to be cooperating, supporting each other, and helping each other in that way we can get through a lot if we work together,” she said.

Experts say if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to plan and prepare more.

The supply chain for most products has been backed up for months. Some say we’ll have a much better plan moving forward.

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“Because you see what happens if we’re not ready,” said Anna Nagurney, an integrative studies professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Nagurney teaches supply chains. She said the key to keeping them going begins with workers.

“We have to take care of our workers. Without labor, nothing gets produced,” said Nagurney.

She said that one of the biggest problems discovered in the pandemic was product redundancy.

“You can’t just rely on a single supplier,” she said.

Nagurney said truck drivers and grocery store workers were key in keeping things going. But she cautions that the United States can no longer be as dependent on other countries.

“We need to bring much more of the manufacturing in-house within our own borders,” she said.

Nagurney said that businesses have to be more willing to add storage facilities and be able to track their supply of goods.

“We need to know where the valuable goods are,” she said.

It’s a supply-and-demand problem that Nagurney said we are going to see for a while. She said that pharmaceuticals and computer chips dependency for things such as cars, phones, laptops and mostly anything that coming from China will start seeing backups.

She said people need to have a home emergency plan, too.

“Think about emergency management. What matters to your family to make sure you have the supplies and enough supplies,” Nagurney said.

She said the pandemic has taught us that it is all about teamwork.

“People working together, collaborating together, neighbors supporting each other, sharing of resources,” Nagurney said.

She said that stores will have to put purchase limits on some items sooner.

“Know your community. Know the people that you can rely on in terms of support if something goes wrong,” she said.

Nagurney said that when it comes to supply and demand for things we want and need.

“We’re not an island. We need to be cooperating, supporting each other, and helping each other in that way we can get through a lot if we work together,” she said.

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