Inside Supply Management Magazine

November/December 2022

Firefighting and Frayed Nerves

November 08, 2022

After more than two years of walking a tightrope to keep products — and their companies — moving during the coronavirus pandemic, many procurement professionals are feeling the ‘PTSD’ of supply chain burnout.

By Dan Zeiger

After her procurement team spent more than two years fighting fires — trying to align fresh food inventory with seasonal demand, and coronavirus pandemic-impacted supply chains that were rarely cooperative — Heidi DeMello, CPSM, examined her forecasts in late summer and could finally anticipate relief.


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