Operations Management through the Vaccine

Excellent presentation on supply and demand. Well done!

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know | Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Ceo of Pfizer, Albert Boula, challenged everyone at Pfizer to develop a vaccine within 6 months to minimize the number of positive Covid-19 cases. Clinical trial organizers, manufacturers, and collective experts collaborated and experimented for 8 months and were able to come up with a successful vaccine. I chose to write about this particular topic because it demonstrates and synthesizes what my classmates and I learned about operations management this year. Here’s how…

The Process

Before the vaccine was released, a vaccine candidate trial was conducted by Pfizer and their partner, BioNTech, to see what results each company would receive and compare them after. Three possible outcomes were to come out of this trial: data monitors would recommend stopping the trial due to failure, continue with testing because results were inconclusive, or continue and immediately apply for emergency use authorization because the vaccine worked and was safe. Eventually, the…

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Coronavirus: How fashion is being affected by the pandemic

Great insight!

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For starters, I haven’t bought anything recently because there is nowhere to go and nothing to do! Why? The Pandemic is Why! It would be a waste of money to buy clothes and accessories since the next time I’ll be able to do anything will not be until next year. Not only has my wardrobe versatility diminished but clothing sales plummeted by 34% in March. Production has fallen, retail stores have closed, and demand has plummeted. This not only affects production but people’s livelihood as well.

The fashion industry relies heavily on physical retail and more than 80% of transactions still happen within the store. Therefore, if the pandemic doesn’t go away anytime soon, don’t be surprised to see more retail stores close down. Fashion has been put on the back burner and is not essential to consumers right now because they’re too busy trying to gather essential items to…

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