The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic raises countless questions and concerns for business leaders. Though the situation is evolving rapidly and it’s hard to predict what our communities and corporations might be facing next, we’re turning to the Business Badger alumni network for insights.
Our new “Ask an Alum” series poses questions to business leaders across the globe, all connected by their education at the Wisconsin School of Business. Let’s learn from and support each other as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together.
Field of Focus: Managing Change in Supply Chain
The Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management asked members of its Executive Advisory Board and Alumni Advisory Board two questions about how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic:
- What is your company doing in the face of COVID-19?
- What should supply chain managers learn from the pandemic?
Corey Wilhelm (BBA ’15), Procurement Manager at Land O Lakes, Inc. in the Twin Cities, responds:
“The biggest thing I have learned is the importance of and resiliency of a properly-prepared and agile supply chain. In these uncertain times, we lean to our strongest relationships—internal and external—which highlights the importance of team building and relationship management during ‘normal’ times. A team that is closely communicating and focused on a common goal can achieve incredible success when faced with these unique challenges.”
Share Your Insights
We invite other WSB alumni to share their insights during the COVID-19 pandemic in this ‘Ask an Alum’ series. Please respond to these questions to be considered for inclusion.