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Description: The call display showed an Ottawa-area phone number. On the other end was an auto industry specialist at ?Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada with an urgent request: Can Autoliv make gowns for front line hospital workers fighting COVID-19 and whose supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) is running dangerously low?


Date: Apr 09, 2020


Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about the flexibility of manufacturing management?
  • Should manufacturers consider more strategic flexibility in order to take advantage of opportunities when they arise?
  • Do you think the strategic thinking about domestic production of PPE has changed as a result of the covid – 19 pandemic?