National banks run stress tests to predict how they’ll perform in a financial catastrophe.
The “supply chain” has no such preliminary measurement. It takes a natural disaster or a pandemic to experience how strong the system is that gets consumers the things they consume.
COVID-19 could be just that stress test.
WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress spoke with Pinar Keskinocak. She is a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Keskinocak is also the director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems.
They began their conversation with Burress asking Keskinocak, “What is the supply chain?”