Today’s general session showcased people from around the world (Mexico, China, Italy, South Africa, Poland, India, Egypt, US, etc.) and their stories about what work in manufacturing and supply chain means to them. The idea behind this was to show us how supply chain concepts are being embraced worldwide—and the presenters did it by showing media clips and images from different continents.
Gabriel was part of demonstration simulating an H1N1 epidemic in Toronto. The audience was divided into four teams, delegated to take care of communications, medical first response, and other measures taken in this type of situation. It was a very good exercise which showed us that we are not at all prepared for such events. Nor are supply chain companies, since out of the hundred people attending, just a few said they were prepared for the unpredictable. The first half of the day ended with a session on