Divided supply chains are challenging producers, retailers

Published April 16, 2020


A story in The Wall Street Journal about how divided industrial and consumer-focused supply chains are challenging producers and retailers during the coronavirus pandemic featured ​Nallan Suresh, UB Distinguished Professor of operations management and strategy and associate director of the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. 

Both systems rely on vetted networks of producers and distributors and other middlemen to deliver goods in ways that are tailored to specific markets. “All those contracts produce lots of rigidity,” said Suresh. “You’re not able to easily shift supplies from one channel to another.”​

View the story here (subscription required).