2018-11-12 2 min read


Planning & Strategy.

Two readers sent in questions about tariffs this week:

  1. Nick, a producer from NPR's Planet Money is looking your stories of tariff engineering or tariff reclassification.
  2. Dan of Gavekal Dragonomics is trying to figure out the impact of the tariffs on production in China; he'd love to hear from you if you've decided to shift production from China to other countries.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection, Testing & Analysis.


A photo tour of the Kodak Ektachrome factory.

Thanks as always to our recurring donors for supporting The Prepared.Credit also to Mike, David, Christina, Jordan, and Reilly for sending links.

Love, Spencer.

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Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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