A Commons for a Supply Chain in the Post-COVID-19 Era: The Case for a Reformed Strategic National Stockpile
Journal Article - Open Access
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL FOUNDATION MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States
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Much of the discussion about the failure of the COVID-19 supply chain has centered on personal protective equipment PPE and the degree of vulnerability of care. Prior research on supply chain risks have focused on mitigating the risk of disruptions of specific purchased materials within abounded region or on the shifting status of cross-border export restrictions. ButCOVID-19 has impacted every purchase category, region, and border. This paper is responsive to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommendation to study and monitor disasters and to provide governments with course of action to satisfy legislative mandates. Our analysis draws on our observations of the responses toCOVID-19 in regard to acquisition and contracting problem-solving, our review of field discussions and interactions with experts, a critique of existing proposals for managing the strategic national stockpile in the United States a mapping of the responses to national contingency planning phases, and the identification of gaps in current national healthcare response policy frameworks and proposals.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Protective Equipment
- Medicine and Medical Research