Don’t Work the Good Horse to Death

Michael Gravier, Bryant University


The world seems to be falling apart at the seams—consider this a warning to supply chain managers in the “post-global” era. The US and China have a “trade war”, which really means a series of tit-for-tat tariffs. Economically, China no doubt suffers more, but “pain is pain”, as the saying goes, and U.S. supply chain managers will feel the pain both because of the direct impacts of the tariffs as well as how the rest of the world is also suffering.