Prescription for Pharmaceutical Shortages: Reshoring

Reshoring of pharmaceuticals is viewed by many as a critical issue for the safety and security of the American health care system.

Shortages of a wide array of drugs, including chemotherapy medicines, antibiotics, children’s fever medications, poison antidotes, and AD/HD medications, currently plague the U.S. supply chain and sometimes delay or prevent patients from obtaining critically needed supplies.


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Logistics at the Panama Canal During Drought

Restrictions on daily transit as well as cargo weight will continue throughout 2024, as the Panama Canal deals with drought that has lowered water levels.

Shippers as well as recipients of goods are feeling the impact.

(For an earlier post explaining restricted load sizes through the Panama Canal, see this June 2023 post.)


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Project Planning: AFC Championship vs Super Bowl

Some of the biggest events in the world take place with the NFL Playoffs, the crowning jewel of which is the Super Bowl.

The impact of the Super Bowl can be immense. Over 70,000 people will attend the game in person, and the television audience reaches over 200 million. As a result, planning for the Super bowl begins years in advance, and starts with site selection.

This year’s Super Bowl will be at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. In 2024, it […]

Waffle House Index for Hurricanes

OM in the News has previously looked at the Waffle House Index, used to measure the damage from hurricanes. The index made the news again for Hurricane Ian. According to the Boston Globe, 40 Waffle Houses were closed at the height of the storm.

This index was developed in 2004, during Hurricane Charley, by former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate. FEMA noticed that some of the last places open are Waffle House, and thus was born […]

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