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Corona vaccine – the problems are only just beginning, says supply chain expert

While the news of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine being approved and plans in place for its roll out are more than welcome, there is still a significant logistics challenge ahead, says Cranfield School of Management Professor of Supply Chain Strategy, Richard Wilding. He explains: “The vaccination needs to be kept at -70C, which has required the development of ultra-cold boxes as this temperature range falls outside of the normal cold supply ... [+]

Supply chain thinking and the military mind

Former defence professionals have contributed to a new book on how ‘civilian’ logistics and supply chain practices be applied in the military context. Defence Logistics: Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations, edited by former logistician and Ammunition Technical Officer for the British Army Jeremy Smith, is described by the publishers, ... [+]

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