Reflection Points On Supply Chain Management Practices During COVID-19


  • Dr. Donald York Monarch Business School Switzerland


Healthcare, Covid Best Practices, Supply Chain Management, Essential Workers, Food Supply, Medication, Pandemic Leadership, Decision-making, Coronavirus-19, Supply Shortages, Endemic Viruses


COVID-19 has created many economic disruptions in the way supply chains (SCs) are being managed. The coronaviruses are not new to the world of medicine and these types of viruses have been around for decades. This is an indication that we have not truly eradicated this problem in the past. The rapid spread of the contagion has tremendously impacted supply chains: meat processing, food service, and poultry. The lessons learned from this pandemic can be used in developed and developing countries to highlight essential supply chain management system strategies for future pandemics. This will allow for stronger competitive advantage during crises based on: service, operations, inbound, and outbound logistics.

Author Biography

Dr. Donald York, Monarch Business School Switzerland


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Dr. Donald York holds the position of Professor of Leadership Studies and Dean of Student Development at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. York holds a D.Phil. & M.Phil. in Business Research with distinction from Monarch Business School and an M.A. in Counselling & Spirituality from St-Paul University, a college of the University of Ottawa. He also holds a B.A. in Behavioural Neuropsychology from McGill University in Montreal where he also completed a Graduate Diploma in Leadership.

Dr. York's academic interest focus on: leadership, spirituality, organizaitonal culture and group dynamics. He is an active supervisor and dissertation reviewer at the Master and Doctoral level. 

Professionally, he has worked in several hospitals within the Montreal area as a critical care technician within operating rooms and emergency wards where he has been directly responsible for the life support of patients. Dr. York is an active health care professional instructor holding numerous certifications as well as holding the position of Fellow of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Link: Dr. York' Faculty Profile