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Flavorman Alters Production to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 |

As a life-sustaining business essential to the beverage industry’s supply chain, Flavorman has been allowed to remain open and operating throughout the pandemic and has decided to manufacture its own hand sanitizer to fulfill a critical need for its local community. The companies have produced over 17,000 gallons of hand sanitizer.   Read the Press…

Three Phases of Opening Up America Again

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 |

Phase One: Individuals Continue to shelter in place Maximize physical distance Avoid groups of more than 10 people Minimize non-essential travel Employers Encourage telework Return to work in phases Close common areas and enforce social distancing Minimize non-essential travel Specific Types of Employers Schools should remain closed Visits to senior living facilities and hospitals should…

Toyota Making Face Shields For Doctors & Nurses

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 |

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky is producing seven thousand face shields a day in order to provide national help to fight COVID-19. Toyota Motor North America has also announced it is working with other companies that make ventilators and respirators.   Read the Press Release

Space Tango Receives 3 NASA Projects

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

The awarded projects include research on protein-based retinal implant manufacturing, stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine.   Read the Press Release

Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

What you can do now: Start with your people Maintain a healthy skepticism Run outage scenarios to assess the possibility of unforeseen impacts Create a comprehensive, emergency operations center Designing for response: Know all your suppliers Understand your critical vulnerabilities and take action to spread the risk Create business continuity plans Don’t forget your people…

Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer Instead of Spirits

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

Kentucky Distilleries making hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19 include: Buffalo Trace Distillery Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Old Forester Rabbit Hole Distillery Wodford Reserve To see distilleries nation wide read article below. Read the Press Release

GE Appliances Gives 100K Masks to Health Care Facilities in Kentucky

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

GE will donate 90K masks to healthcare facilities in Kentucky and an additional 10K masks to healthcare facilities in communities where GE Appliances has manufacturing sites. They will also donate 100K pairs of industrial gloves to Kentucky which will be distributed throughout the state where needed.   Read the Press Release

Coronavirus: Louisville Organizations Partner to Manufacture 50K+ Masks

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

The new non-profit, 502cares, is coordinating the effort to produce more than 50,000 medical grade masks. They are working with Helping Healthcare Heroes (H3), CrossRaods Missions and CRG Automation. These life-saving masks will go to those most in need with emphasis on first responders and hospital staff, but will also provide for anyone who is…

Sazerac Distilleries Begin Producing Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 |

The hand sanitizer which has been hard to come by during the growing pandemic, will be given to healthcare, government, military, pharmacy, retail, airline and banking organizations. Among the distilleries making the switch from making spirits to hand sanitizer are: Buffalo Trace, Northwest Ordinance Distilling, and Barton 1792 Distillery.   Read the Press Release

Coronavirus is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management

By Sherry Mulkins | April 9, 2020 |

Many companies and leaders talk about the need to do supply network mapping as a risk-mitigation strategy, but they have not done so because of the perceived large amount of labor and time required.The most common approach is to use the bill of materials and focus on key components. It typically starts with the top…