supply chain

Business, Logistics

Supply & Demand: How Ports Operate in a Stretched Supply Chain

For the last nine months, ports have seen record container volumes with movement limited and more supplies needed. As a lynchpin of our supply chain, managing a port requires high-functioning information systems to predict and plan for supply and demand as well as communicating with every link in the value chain.

June 29, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Labor, Food Shortages in Supply Chain Take Toll on Restaurants

A Wood N Tap Restaurant in Southington, Conn., receives a delivery from Performance Foods. A Wood N Tap Restaurant in Southington, Conn., receives a delivery from Performance Foods. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via Tribune Content Agency)

For many restaurateurs across Connecticut, daily deliveries of food have become inconsistent, later than usual and sometimes canceled at the last minute. Part of the problem is a shortage of staff at food purveyors and trucking companies.

Susan Dunne | Hartford Courant
June 25, 2021
Business, Technology

Public, Private Groups Pilot Last-Mile Delivery Hub in Seattle

Anne Goodchild Anne Goodchild (right), founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington, helps launch the Seattle Neighborhood Hub. (Urban Freight Lab)

The University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, in collaboration with various companies, is piloting a zero-emission hub for last-mile deliveries.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2021
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 | Senior Reporter
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

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