supply chain

Government, Business, Logistics

Hot Toys Risk Being Sold Out by Black Friday on Supply Woes

A crying child is comforted by her mother Consumers are being advised to shop early for the holidays, as a supply chain crunch could cripple toy availability and lead to many unhappy children. (globalmoments/Getty Images)

The most popular toys for kids this holiday season, from nostalgic favorites to cheap items popularized by TikTok, may sell out much sooner as a result of global supply-chain hangups.

September 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biggest US Port Complex to Work Nights, Weekends to Cut Logjam

Port of Los Angeles Congestion at the Port of Los Angeles earlier this year. (g01xm/Getty Images)

Ports operating in the U.S.’s biggest gateway for trade with Asia will extend night hours and work weekends to clear port delays amid record volumes.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says

Worker Shortage Adds to Supply Chain Snags, Caterpillar CEO Says Caterpillar Inc. excavators are displayed for sale at the Whayne Supply Co. dealership in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Caterpillar Inc. is having a tough time getting the materials it needs from suppliers facing a labor crunch, adding another hurdle for the machinery maker already has said a global chip shortfall may keep it from fully meeting demand this year.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Aluminum Industry Frets That Supply Snarls Have Just Begun

Aluminum A worker stands on bundles of aluminum ingots at a China National Materials Storage and Transportation Corp. stockyard in Wuxi, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Supply chain snags that have roiled commodity markets and helped push aluminum prices to a 13-year high this week are unlikely to ease any time soon.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2021
Government, Business

White House, DOT Tap John Porcari as Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Issues

Porcari Porcari speaks at a past hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Aug. 27 that John Porcari will serve as port envoy to the administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Likely to Endure, Experts Say

Shopping School supplies are displayed for sale at a Walmart in Los Angeles. Experts say the back-to-school shopping season followed by the holiday rush will affect the current supply chain issues. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Stifling supply chain bottlenecks are likely to remain — and possibly worsen — in the months ahead as consumers follow back-to-school purchases with end-of-year holiday shopping, according to experts who spoke with Transport Topics.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 26, 2021
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Issues Take Shakes Off the Menu at British McDonald’s

McDonald's milk shake Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

LONDON — McDonald’s says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers.

August 24, 2021
Government, Business

Growth at Services, Factories Slows to Eight-Month Low

A worker drives a forklift inside a shipping warehouse at the Fiesta Tableware Co. factory in Newell, W.Va. A worker drives a forklift inside a shipping warehouse at the Fiesta Tableware Co. factory in Newell, W.Va. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

U.S. business activity continues to downshift, with growth slowing to an eight-month low in August against a backdrop of materials shortages, a lack of labor and an upswing in coronavirus infections.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2021

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August 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Foreign Chipmakers Could Get Funding Aid, Raimondo Says

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo interviewed on Bloomberg TV Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is interviewed on Bloomberg TV. (Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden will ultimately decide whether foreign chip producers will receive some of the $52 billion in funding planned to help ease the shortage that has hammered manufacturing, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2021