It’s a domino effect that seemingly has no end point and trickles all the way down to the consumer level. This challenge has been even more profound during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
In just the last few months, we’ve seen how quickly plant closures, lost warehousing staff, or overwhelming fulfillment requests can slow supply chain movement and reduce the inventory available to consumers. We’ve seen the delay in our own personal deliveries arriving at our front doorsteps. Depending on what the world looks like in the coming year, supply chain disruptions may be a reality the world will continue to contend with for the near future.
How can shippers weather the storm and maintain a semblance of business continuity during periods of such uncertainty?