Supply Chain Challenges: “Like Playing a Game of Whack-a-Mole”

Manufacturers continue to face supply chain challenges that are impacting delivery time, inventory management and costs. In this episode, MC Machinery Senior Purchasing Manager Brian Howard, Senior Buyer Sheila Uribe and CPG Group National Sales Manager George Johnson discuss the current supply chain challenges facing manufacturers, how they are adjusting to these challenges and expectations for the future. They discuss:

  • • Just-in-time manufacturing has become “just in case”
  • • How overseas port closures, California trucker protests and a contract labor dispute  between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association are impacting shipments
  • • Shipping costs remain high, including surcharges and port fees
  • • Supply chain issues are dynamic and require finding creative solutions on the fly

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