Rethinking Our Supply Chains for Greater Social Impact

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Vicki Pozzebon, Nonprofit Quarterly
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Your recently ordered sofa might take several months to be delivered because the raw materials for the cushion stuffing are in short supply. Or, that bathroom remodel is taking extra months because the fixtures you ordered are on back order. Food, daily household items, and wares—everything is starting to feel scarce and expensive.

If you’ve been wondering about this, you aren’t alone. The pandemic has created myriad problems in healthcare, economic, and supply chain systems. With labor and supply shortages during the pandemic having disrupted so many global supply chains, I wondered: “Is there another way to approach the supply chain? What if supply chains were aligned with community values?”

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