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Why Two High Profile Companies Face Shortages of Signature Products

Post: May. 17, 2018

Ford is suspending production of its F-150 trucks. The FDA is warning of a nationwide shortage of EpiPens and their generic alternative.

In a strange coincidence, these two high profile glitches in the manufacturing process are occurring at the same time. Fortunately, there is no reason to think this is a sign of things to come. The FDA attributed the EpiPen shortage to manufacturing problems. Meanwhile, a fire at a supplier’s facility caused Ford to run out of parts for the nation’s best-selling vehicle.

Hopefully the two events will serve as an important reminder to Americans of just how delicate a manufacturing supply chain is.

Read more about the Ford shutdown

And the EpiPen shortage