Keeping it Clean During COVID-19: The Sanitizer Shortage

by: Aradhna Krishna

Publication Date: March 16, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Product ID#: 8-071-476

Core Disciplines: Economics, Marketing/Sales, Strategy & Management

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This case looks at the product shortages of N95 and N99 masks, hand sanitizers and wipes as a result of a new coronavirus, COVID-19. Students have to respond to the question: What are some alternate strategies to control product shortages and how do they impact consumers and disease control?

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Formulate multiple strategies to control product shortages and evaluate the impact of shortages on consumers and on disease control.