Supply Chain Management

Supply Chains Are Healing, But…

So, yes, there is evidence that supply chains are healing. However, although the worst may be over, most goods transported under contracts cost more. Inflation has wreaked havoc on many segments of the chain. Shipping container cost, for example, from Asia to the US West coast, is up more than 15x, while short-term prices for

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Industry Insights

Labor Shortage—Robots, Millennials, Government Interference and Rethinking Work

I started researching this article on labor shortages to find out why they are an increasing and dangerous thorn in the side of supply chains. What I found was a ton of contradictions. Opinions ran the gamut from political ones along party lines, others involving an “us vs. them” view of age-related approaches to work,

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Industry Insights

How Does a Government Shutdown Affect Supply Chain?

While the United States can rest a little easier now that the White House calmed nerves by informing us that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will still be issuing tax refunds amidst the partial shutdown, there are still plenty of other vital operations disrupted. The partial shutdown, now in its 18th day, has affected over

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