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Planning for Future Pandemics Using Supply Chain Mapping

New AAEA member research released in AEPP

We were hoping that restaurants would be recovering by now, but instead of 'bending the curve' sufficiently to get us over the toughest part of COVID, hospitals are once again full, restaurants are still empty, and people are still working from home.

In the new article Supply chain mapping to prepare for future pandemics" featured in the Applied Economics Perpectives & Policy, Bailey Norwood and Derrell Peel from Oklahoma State University dig into what supply chain mapping entails, how it can be conducted and why it is beneficial.

Norwood says, “First, supply chain mapping can be as simple or as complex as a company likes, so there is no reason for a company to avoid doing it due to time or financial constraints. Second, supply chain mapping is flexible, making it a useful activity for any industry or company. Third, supply chain mapping is not just a data collection exercise, but an information discovery activity that helps companies identify their own creative ways to improve their supply chains.“

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