supply chain

Government, Business, Logistics

Snarled Supply Chain Ignites Economic Boom Along US-Mexico Border

Little Tikes plant in Juarez MGA workers put together Little Tikes toys at the company's new plant in Juarez. (Paul Ratje/Bloomberg)

Near-shoring is one of the biggest economic transformations sparked by the pandemic: Shrink the length of the supply chain to keep production closer to its final destination and reduce the risk of some snag messing things up along the way.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Expresses Supply Chain Concerns Before House Panel

Randy Guillot Randy Guillot by House Committee on Natural Resources via YouTube

The potential harm that a proposed federal vaccine mandate could have on trucking was spotlighted by an industry executive who outlined for lawmakers key challenges facing motor carriers as they work to deliver goods across an increasingly stressed supply chain.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 9, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Senate Panel Examines Supply Chain Disruptions

Gary Peters Sen. Gary Peters by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation webcast

WASHINGTON — To help alleviate ongoing supply chain woes, a senior transportation policymaker in the U.S. Senate suggested federal agencies as well as industries look to ports along the Great Lakes.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2021
Government, Business

US Might Need to Produce More of Its Own Goods, Yellen Says

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Yellen also conceded that the continued low supply of labor was “a mystery” amid the high demand for workers. (Greg Nash/The Hill via Bloomberg News)

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that U.S. reliance on foreign supply chains has proved a vulnerability and that the country needs to produce more critical goods domestically to protect its economic and national security.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery A McLane driver makes a delivery. (McLane via Twitter)

McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

December 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

ATA’s Bob Costello: Economy Is Strong, but COVID, Inflation Threats Remain

Costello Bob Costello speaks at a past event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Three core economic sectors of trucking are showing strength, but disruption from the omicron variant of the coronavirus hangs over the industry as it heads into 2022, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2021
Business, Logistics

Broken Supply Chains Threaten Ruin at a Growing Number of Small Firms

Broken Supply Chains Threaten Ruin at a Growing Number of Small Firms A train carrying shipping containers travels down the track. (David Wise/Flickr)

A growing cohort of smaller companies that survived the cold depths of the pandemic say now they’re in danger because the economy is too hot.

Allison McNeely | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Meets With CEOs of Walmart, CVS on Holiday Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden by Evan Vucci/AP

President Joe Biden said his administration has made strides toward relieving U.S. supply chain disruptions, as he met Nov. 29 with the leaders of major retailers including Walmart Inc. who assured him they have ample inventories for the holiday season.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2021

Biden Order Aims to Remedy Supply Chain Bottlenecks Amid GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden Biden's executive order comes on the heels of a plan meant to enhance elements of the supply chain at ports and waterways. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

The Biden White House took another step to resolve supply chain complications, directing federal agencies to prioritize programs and rules that would bolster commercial supply chains, as well as domestic manufacturing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Anchorage Airport Pitches New Shipping Option to Ease West Coast Snarls

Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is the sixth-busiest cargo airport in the world. (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport)

An Anchorage, Alaska, economic development group, alongside Anchorage airport and shipping officials, is making a pitch for what they say is an unexploited maritime shipping route from Anchorage to the U.S. Northwest that could help unlock West Coast shipping snarls.

Alex DeMarban | Anchorage Daily News
November 19, 2021