The Supply Chain In A Pandemic

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Heard On The Morning Show
A woman sews face masks in a factory that usually makes clothes
A machinist, usually sewing high end fashion, sews scrubs for the NHS at the factory of Fashion Enter in London, as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Friday, April 3, 2020. The company normally makes fashion garments for Asos, but the shortages within the NHS mean that they have put their fashion orders on hold whilst they make PPE (personal protective equipment) to protect workers against the coronavirus outbreak. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

The pandemic has been a weird time for shoppers: scarce toilet paper, impossible-to-find sanitizing wipes, meat shortages. At one point, you could buy a pack of 15 N95 face masks, normally about $25, for $3,799. We look at how the pandemic has upended supply and demand rules and the supply chain.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Greg DeCroix Guest
  • Pete Lukszys Guest

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