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Ball and (Supply) Chain :: Audio

6/12/2009 --

As economic pressures threaten longstanding supply chains, manufacturers and suppliers seek solutions.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Professor Wally Hopp explains how recessions wreak havoc on just-in-time supply chains, and outlines steps companies can take to restore order. A post-recession hike in oil prices may lead to chains with fewer links in the future, he suspects. Hopp is the Herrick Professor of Manufacturing and a professor of operations and management science at Ross. Hopp recently co-authored the book Factory Physics and is author of Supply Chain Science.

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For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu