Ben Franklin News

Pandemic reveals flaw in ‘just-in-time’ delivery supply chain

While it’s always been important to achieving end results in manufacturing, COVID-19 has emphasized the critical nature of solid supply chain management and practices in meeting customer and consumer needs. In a post coronavirus environment, solid partnerships, stable professional networks and reliable materials or goods sources will be worth their weight in gold. “[Companies] have been thinking, ‘where can I go next,’” said Vinay Govande, president of Enterprise Systems Partners, Inc. (espi), Allentown. A recent Ben Franklin investment in Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd., Hamburg, a leading Pekin duck supplier in North America, for work with espi and Lehigh’s Center for Supply Chain Research, addresses supply chain management.  Via Lehigh Valley Business