Posts Tagged ‘supply chain’

Supply Chains: ‘This Pandemic is Not Over,’ Citi Exec Explains

Jun 1st, 2022

The shock of the war in Ukraine and China’s zero-COVID policy continues to signal that the pandemic supply chain woes are far from being done. Click here to read more.

China Vows to Ease Supply Chain Woes in Foreign Chamber Meeting

Apr 20th, 2022

Chinese officials pledged in a meeting with foreign chambers to address supply chain concerns while reaffirming their commitment to the country’s Covid Zero strategy, according to participants. Click here to read more.

Biden Administration Announces Mineral Supply Chain Push

Feb 23rd, 2022

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday actions taken by both the federal government and private industry that it says will bolster the critical mineral supply chain. Click here to read more.

What’s Your Pain Point?

Feb 16th, 2022

This week’s lead story covers employee retention, but companies are also grappling with a labor shortage, reduced spending power, a stagnant supply chain and potential COVID-19 variants. What is your shop fighting most in these uncertain times? “The way the market is going, we’re trying to figure out whether or not we’re going to keep […]

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 […]

Powell to Tell Senate Omicron Variant Poses Downside Risk to Economy, Complicates Inflation Picture

Dec 1st, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell believes that the omicron variant of Covid-19 and a recent uptick in coronavirus cases pose a threat to the U.S. economy and muddle an already-uncertain inflation outlook. Worries over the new variant could “reduce people’s willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify […]

White House Launches Supply Chain Dashboard

Nov 24th, 2021

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handle 40% of containerized imports entering the United States. Typically, only a few container ships are “at anchor,” waiting to dock. On October 29, there were 75 waiting for their turn. Addressing these concerns, the White House is launching a Supply Chain Dashboard to turn the […]

Biden Administration Announcing Actions to Alleviate Supply Chain Issues at Nation’s Ports

Nov 10th, 2021

The Biden administration announced a new set of immediate and short-term actions Tuesday aimed at alleviating supply chain issues at the nation’s ports, waterways and freight networks as the administration takes steps to implement the newly passed, but not yet signed, bipartisan infrastructure bill. . . . The news comes days after the bipartisan infrastructure […]