Sourcing raw materials in the post-COVID World


By Patrick Bower, Sr Director of Supply Chain at Aceto



Patrick Bower, Supply Chain Management, S&OP, Inventory, Specialty Chemicals, Sales and Operations Planning



Patrick is a recognized demand planning and S&OP expert and a self-professed “S&OP geek.” He has served in a variety of supply chain roles at VP and Senior Director level. He was recognized four times by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine as a “Pro to Know". He is also published as an expert in several supply chain journals.


Pat joined Aceto in January 2021 as Senior Director of Supply Chain. We’re leveraging Pat’s expertise to bring our customers more value not only through thought leadership, but also in the top service they enjoy from Aceto.


As organizations continuously work to reset their supply chains in anticipation of what we foresee in the post-COVID world, I am starting to notice articles and commentary pop up about reshoring. Black swan events such as the current pandemic tend to trigger supply chain overreaction and frustration, and this time is no different. Sourcing has captured the spotlight for good reason; the combination of increased reliance on imports flowing out of China plus the endless out of stocks of basic and essential consumer products such as household cleaners, toilet paper, and now ketchup—of all things—has heightened the awareness of fragility in our supply chain and made the interchangeable terms onshoring or reshoring the catchwords of the day.

In this whitepaper, I discuss some of the underlying issues and how to think about them.  But, more importantly, how we need to evolve our supply chains moving forward.


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