Posts Tagged ‘Delta Variant’

China’s Zero-COVID Policy Could Deal Another Blow to Global Supply Chains, Moody’s Says

Jan 19th, 2022

Beijing has imposed a strict zero-COVID policy since the pandemic began in early 2020. It entails strict quarantines and travel restrictions — whether within a city or with other countries — to control outbreaks. Restrictions aimed at containing Covid-19 have impacted manufacturing and shipping operations globally, exacerbating the supply chain crisis. There have been renewed […]

U.S. Port Delays: Outcome of Holidays Will Determine if Supply Chain Crisis Extends Into 2023, Experts Say

Dec 29th, 2021

With the U.S. past the peak of consumer demand and the winter holidays nearly over, experts say the next couple of months will be critical to determine whether the supply chain crisis brought on by the pandemic will extend into 2023. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy Inc., a digital freight networking company, […]

The History of the Metal Box That’s Wrecking the Supply Chain

Dec 15th, 2021

Behold the simple shipping container. It’s a large, steel box that can carry tens of thousands of pounds of cargo. It’s also stackable and designed to fit on ocean freight ships, trains, and even trucks. These containers have been an unnoticed cog in the world’s highly complex manufacturing network for decades. But not anymore. Thanks […]

Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities

Oct 13th, 2021

Before you read any further, take a long, slow, deep breath. Congratulations! If you’re sitting in a typical American home, office building, or school, about 3 percent of the air you breathed in recently came out of the lungs of the people in the room with you right now. . . . Throughout the 21st […]

Biden Mandates COVID Vaccines for Federal Employees, Contractors

Sep 15th, 2021

President Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating that federal government workers, contractors and employees of contractors who do business with the federal government receive vaccinations against COVID-19. The measure is part of the administration’s plan to stop the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations among federal employees, according to the White House. The news […]