Because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, supply chain management performance seems to be struggling . The purpose of this paper is to examine a variety of critical factors related to the application of contingency theory to determine its feasibility in preventing future supply chain bottlenecks . The study reviewed current online news reports, previous research on contingency theory, as well as strategic and structural contingency theories . This paper also systematically reviewed several global supply chain management and strategic decision-making studies in an effort to promote a new strategy . The findings indicated that the need for mass production of products within the United States, as well as within trading partners, is necessary to prevent additional Covid-19 related supply chain gaps . The paper noted that in many instances, the United States has become dependent on foreign products, where the prevention of future supply chain gaps requires the United States restore its manufacturing prowess.