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The Definitive Guide to Supply Chain Best Practices: Comprehensive Lessons and Cases in Effective SCM by Robert Frankel, CSCMP

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8. Kiwi Medical Devices, Ltd.: Is “Right Shoring” the Right Response?

Stanley Fawcett, Weber State University

The Race of Life

Exhausted, Michelle Ledger leaned against the Stop sign, stretching out her burning leg muscles. She had just finished a 90-minute, 20-kilometer run. She wasn’t training for a marathon; rather, she was burning off anxiety. Every time pressure at work ratcheted up, she turned to her favorite pastime, long-distance running. Somehow, running along Waitemata Harbour and looking to the Waitekere Range calmed her inner worries as she focused on the task du jour at work. As she began her cooldown routine, Michelle reflected on the events of the past few months.

At the forefront of her thoughts was the morning’s executive steering ...

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