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Pandemic Shreds Logistics Textbooks as Global Supply Tangles Worsen

Port of Rotterdam as Container Shipping Costs Rise
Photographer: Peter Boer/Bloomberg

U.S. business schools are refreshing their supply-chain course work to make sure the next generation of logistics managers are prepared for future crises.

That’s among the world of academia’s responses as the pandemic shreds textbooks that have guided the field since the 1990s, Matthew Boyle writes for Bloomberg Businessweek. (Read the full story here.) Old lectures teaching the virtues of just-in-time inventory management are getting updated with the benefits of safety stocks, supplier diversification and data analytics.