Month: January 2021

Fundamentals of Vaccine Demand Orientation

From a supply chain perspective, the goal of vaccination is to minimize demand for critical health care. We need to avoid hospitals being overwhelmed. Emergency room/ICU resources and staff are the crucial bottlenecks (hourglass structures) that are at highest risk of collapse. Our supply chain resilience objective is to maintain a reasonable equilibrium of demand and supply for critical health care. If this equilibrium can be maintained, deaths and disease can be minimized and economic continuity (recovery) can be maximized.