supply chain

Business, Equipment, Logistics

Supply Chain to Remain Backed Up Until 2022, Experts Say

Port of Los Angeles Trucks line up near shipping containers stacked near gantry cranes at the Port of Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Imported cargo shipments to the U.S. are expected to remain at a record or near-record levels for several more months as consumer spending continues to restart the pandemic-damaged economy. But industry experts say all of that buying is clogging an already overtaxed supply chain.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 9, 2021
Government, Business

Biden to Launch Task Force on Bottlenecks in Supply Chains

forklift in warehouse A warehouse worker with a forklift. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
June 8, 2021
Business, Logistics

Consumer Brands Launches Supply Chain Disruption Task Force

Tom Madrecki CBA's Tom Madrecki says enhanced visibility is key to a supply chain operating at peak efficiency. (FoodLogistics via YouTube)

The Consumer Brands Association on June 2 launched a new task force aimed at increasing visibility and easing supply chain pressures.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

The World Economy Is Suddenly Running Low on Everything

Empty store shelves Copper, iron ore and steel. Corn, coffee, wheat and soybeans. Lumber, semiconductors, plastic and cardboard for packaging. The world is seemingly low on all of it. (Maria Pavlova/Getty Images)

A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country and economies shuddered, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, it’s companies furiously trying to stock up.

May 17, 2021
Business, Logistics

Lumber Hits Record on Tight Supply, High Demand

 A Home Depot customer views lumber for sale at a Home Depot in Daly City, Calif. A Home Depot customer views lumber for sale at a Home Depot in Daly City, Calif. (Josie Norris/Bloomberg News)

Lumber roared to a fresh record high May 3, with traders in bidding wars after the Chicago Mercantile Exchange removed limits on how high some futures prices could go.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2021
Government, Business

Supply Chain Industry Calls on Congress to Pass DRIVE-Safe Act

young driver Hispanolisic via Getty Images

A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Republicans Seek Broader Curbs on Exports of Chip Tools to China

A wafer is processed in a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, N.Y. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News) A wafer is processed in a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, N.Y. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News)

Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese supercomputing firms on an export blacklist, saying even tougher rules are needed to prevent the People’s Liberation Army from using sensitive technologies.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Fed Sees Supply Chain Issues Growing Despite Better US Outlook

Vehicles pass in front of the Federal Reserve building in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Vehicles pass in front of the Federal Reserve building in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting across several sectors of the U.S. economy, which may have consumers paying even more for everything from fuel to new homes.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Efficiency Gains Arise From COVID-Induced Contactless Delivery

Contactless working CBA's contactless delivery task force will specifically study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

COVID-19 has driven the need for contactless delivery methods, but a silver lining may be increased efficiency.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Orders USDOT to Review Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains on Feb. 24 (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the nation’s supply chain in the wake of challenges that arose during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021

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