Supply chain vulnerabilities — Why don't we have enough PPE? (Podcast Episode 44)

Guest: Pritish K. Tosh, M.D. (@DrPritishTosh)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006)

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." — Mike Tyson

Thin margins and economies of scale help lower costs but can create significant vulnerabilities. Often calculations of lives lost in the event of a shortage or costs to stockpile may not be factored in when sourcing supplies. Health care supply chain practices over decades have led to significant weak points in supply chains for some vital materials and providers often have no view of this until it's too late.

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Published

August 6, 2020

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