A good supply chain management system is essential to any company or industry. Disruptions in the supply chain, including natural disasters and pandemics, can have negative effects lasting decades after the fact.
Chesapeake has been using financial engineering for the last 8-9 years to try to solve their financial problems. They are approximately 9 billions dollars in debt, and they have to continue to pay interest payments on the long term bond debt as well as other debt that they hold.
COVID-19 has shown the fragile nature of the United States financial system, as well as other countries around the world.