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Supply Chain Stress

About the Challenge

The current situation prevailing the world has seen an increased demand for masks, gloves, bodysuits and other PPEs.

To better understand the cause of this shortage and to mitigate its impact, this project researches attributes particular to the consumption of supplies in general and healthcare products specifically.  

  1. The objective is to identify the risk of exponential demand via known consumption patterns.
  2. The pattern must be defined not on endogenous orders but on exogenous government research spending.
  3. The goal is to list product categories that will be of increased importance (need to define this index), with a certain confidence factor attached, based on visible/interpreted changes in research spend. 
  4. Movement of goods when not clustered is hypothesized to be a strong indicator of a rebound in the economy, which will also be tested. 

Challenge Host

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The current situation prevailing the world has seen an increased demand for masks, gloves, bodysuits and other PPEs. These items have been manufactured with existing production lines and have been used before, constantly. However, with increased demand and stringent requirements, PPE shortage is evident. The supply chain community across the globe manages stock-out conditions quite effectively but current solutions have not been able to prevent the shortage in PPEs.

Disruption in their production and delays in their delivery is compounding the problem. To better understand the cause of this shortage and to mitigate its impact, this project researches attributes particular to the consumption of supplies in general and healthcare products specifically.

Relevant Sectors

Government, policymakers, supply chain and healthcare

What are you looking to achieve?

  1. Better preparedness and response to the unforeseen and exponential demand
  2. Lead indicators for such demand
  3. Mitigating factors

What will be the Value and Impact?

This challenge will support in the understanding of good movement and its relation to social dynamics. Understanding of impact on the economy as well as statistical measures of return to normalcy. 

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CHALLENGE PROGRESS

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