Dr. Yossi Sheffi, an MIT professor who specializes in supply chain management, said reduced air travel is going to impact items imported from overseas, like iPhones and computer chips. “I would expect problems in stuff that usually flies. Anything that is expensive and small flies,” Dr. Sheffi said.Sheffi recently published a book—”The New (Ab)Normal—which examines how COVID-19 has disrupted the global supply chain.
“I don’t think it’s going to be as bad because we are more prepared for this,” he said. “People now in factories and warehouses have dividers that they can work between. Everybody is wearing a mask. People understand the issue better,” Dr. Sheffi said.