supply chain

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Lawmakers Highlight Supply Chain Concerns Amid Pandemic

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House lawmakers recently pointed to the need for enhancing the manufacturing environment for products and equipment to avoid future disruptions along supply chains affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain May Not Be Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine

Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on March 24. Airport staff unload cargo after it arrives at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on March 24. (Alex Mcbride/AFP/Getty Images)

The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships and planes acknowledge they aren’t ready to handle the challenges of shipping an eventual COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people.

July 27, 2020
Business, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain Managers Bask in Their Extended Moment

A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg News)

Accustomed to crunch time and performing in a crisis, the world’s supply chain managers are having something of an extended moment in pandemic recovery mode.

Andrew Noel | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020
Business, Logistics

Virus Exposes Supply Chain Problems Across Industries

The shadow of a lock glows through an American flag on a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in September 2019, during a UAW strike. The shadow of a lock glows through an American flag on a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in September 2019, during a UAW strike. (Jake May/MLive.com via TCA)

The auto industry is just one of many whose supply chains have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Jay Skebba | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
April 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Crunch Time Coming for World’s Supply Chains

Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. Trucks stand in a queue while waiting to cross the border from Hungary into Romania on April 8. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 is about to put the global trading system through its most dramatic stress test since World War II, with supply lines for essential food and medical goods entering a critical phase as the pandemic peaks in the U.S. and Europe.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Some Truck Makers Look to Restart in April

A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line A Peterbilt truck on the assembly line. Peterbilt is a division of Paccar, which is planning to restart production April 20. (Riverside Transport Inc. via YouTube)

Schedules vary, but efforts to restart truck plants are stirring again as the second half of April begins.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Satellites Are Helping to Track Food Supplies in the Coronavirus Era

Tractors harvest corn in Brazil in May 2018. Tractors harvest corn in Brazil in May 2018. (Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg News)

As the coronavirus pandemic leads to anxiety over the strength of the world’s food supply chains, everyone from governments to banks is turning to the skies for help.

Anuradha Raghu | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Experts Stress Partnerships as COVID-19 Disrupts Supply Chain

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

Transportation agencies and planners should rely on communication and partnerships as they respond to immediate needs and assess long-term effects associated with the coronavirus, according to an expert.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Coronavirus Changing How World Feeds Itself

People wait in line to buy fish from boat captain Nick Haworth, second from right, in San Diego on March 20. People wait in line to buy fish from boat captain Nick Haworth, second from right, in San Diego on March 20. He and his crew came home after weeks at sea to find a state mostly shuttered, with nowhere to sell their catch. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press)

The coronavirus pandemic is short-circuiting the intricate network of producers and suppliers needed to power the global food system.

David Pierson | Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Truckers Work to Overcome Difficulties in Food Supply Chain

Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020

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