May 19, 2020
Since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, supply chains at stores have been turned on its head. Items such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, cleaning sprays and even toilet paper have flown off shelves quickly, even with store limits in place. The stockpiling of such items leads to most customers entering the store to several empty shelves, unsure of when these items will be readily available. Syracuse University professor Patrick Penfield, a recognized global supply chain expert, provides a timeline for when we can see these items back on shelves and the strain the huge jump in demand is putting on manufacturing services.