The National Desk: Kevin Ketels on baby formula shortage recovery

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Months after the shutdown of a Michigan factory escalated into a widespread shortage of baby formula, stores are starting to see shelves remain stocked more often as supplies come back online and imports from overseas continue. The reopening of Abbott’s plant in Sturgis, Michigan has helped get more product back on the shelves, but there may still be another month until supply is able to completely recover from the lows suffered earlier this year. “We definitely have more supply and some of the things that the government and industry have done have improved the situation but it’s still not back to where we have ample supply for everybody who needs it,” said Kevin Ketels, assistant professor of teaching in global supply chain management at Wayne State University.

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