The COVID pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the world’s supply chain, with its emphasis on lowering costs without regard to the resilience of disruptions. Can government and industry cooperate to build resilience without adding prohibitive costs to production? How responsible are governments in managing the supply chain? What are the larger issues of global supply and production models? Doug Becker speaks with Christopher S. Tang, Eleftherios Iakovou, and Chelsea C. White III.

Christopher S. Tang is a Distinguished Professor in Business Administration at UCLA. He is an expert in global supply chain management and is the co-author of Managing Supply Chain Risk.

Eleftherios Iakovou is a Professor of Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He is an expert in supply chain management.

Chelsea C. White III is a Professor of Logistics at Georgia Tech. He is an expert in logistics.

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