Whether the global economy
has hits a downturn or is in an upswing, I believe the above equation holds true. Thus, it pains me to see the U.S. Government about to pass a so-called "economic stimulus" package that appears to do very little to immediately boost the fundamental health of U.S. supply chains in the private sector, and by extension, global supply chains.
Once the so-called economic stimulus package is passed (the Democratic Congress will pass something, no doubt), I plan to go through it in detail to see what percentage of it will directly aid the health of supply chains in the short-term and long-term, in addition to what percentage does little or nothing at all. My look at this will focus on each of the supply chain architectures--physical, financial, informational, relational, innovational, and human--so as to breakdown the stimulus. Obviously, financial architecture will be the focus but not the only point of discussion. Lastly, I will try to segragate what is directed towards services industries and goods industries, where possible.