The importance of supply chains. We’ve spent our entire carrier being invisible. The job of a supply chain is to have everything you need exactly when you need it for the cheapest cost.
But there are times when there’s a Black Swan event or crisis. For companies, that’s every day (but we can help with that!) but for even well run companies and countries, there is going to be a disaster or a pandemic or something else.
That’s when you want the smartest possible people. You want people who are willing to take risks and who care about the bigger business picture and ultimately the end-user and customers. In today’s COVID-19 crisis, running out of stock on masks, face protection and gowns can literally be the difference between life and death. If you need help let us know 🙂
On a personal note, we’ve been lucky, although there have been trials at work, in school, and with the family, in recent times, there has nothing that has gripped the whole world with a new (novel is the right word!) problem. In times like this everything gets stressed and we find it’s important to focus and do the things that need to be done. So make your lists, figure out how to make your family safe, then how to make your community safe and finally how to make sure this never happens again. We need to be way more prepared at every level.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.John Thomas, Coach, Green Hornets, The Corpus Christi Times, 15 September 1953
At the same time, we can’t do it alone, so once you know what you want to do, make sure to find others who can help. And most importantly get the emotional support that you need. Because doing something is way better than just waiting in fear.