One Way to Build More Resilient Medical Supply Chains in the U.S
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One Way to Build More Resilient Medical Supply Chains in the U.S

Summary.   When shortages of PPE and other medical supplies hit in the early months of the pandemic, tens of thousands of domestic producers — from individual to large companies in other industries — sprang into action and made a huge difference. They should not be forgotten after the pandemic is over. Health care organizations should factor them…

What Is Disruptive Innovation?
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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Summary.   For the past 20 years, the theory of disruptive innovation has been enormously influential in business circles and a powerful tool for predicting which industry entrants will succeed. Unfortunately, the theory has also been widely misunderstood, and the “disruptive” label has been applied too carelessly anytime a market newcomer shakes up well-established incumbents. In this…

Managing Your “To-Do List”
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Managing Your “To-Do List”

I Tried 4 To-Do List Methods. Here’s What Worked. You know that slimy, green ghost from Ghostbusters? The one that floats around eating everything in sight? That’s kind of what my to-do list reminds me of. Every day it just grows bigger and bigger as I desperately try to get it under control. (Anyone have an extra proton pack lying…

Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World
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Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

When the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, the world is going to look markedly different. The supply shock that started in China in February and the demand shock that followed as the global economy shut down exposed vulnerabilities in the production strategies and supply chains of firms just about everywhere. Temporary trade restrictions and shortages of pharmaceuticals,…