Category Archives: Supply Chain Risk

Supply Snafus, New Costs Hobble Factories – The Wall Street Journal.

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Supply Snafus, New Costs Hobble Factories Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

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COVID-19 Items – Prices and Lead Times Soar

U.S. businesses are getting back to work with a set of new supply chains and they’re already facing concerns over distribution and pricing. Manufacturers are racing to crank out hand sanitizer, masks and clear plastic dividers, the WSJ’s Sharon Terlep … Continue reading

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GM COVID-19 Production Ramp Up

General Motors Co.’s ambitious plans to ramp up production of its high-profit pickup trucks is bumping up against supply-chain reality. The auto maker is facing a shortage of parts from Mexico because of separate timelines for reopening U.S. and Mexican … Continue reading

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Dow Chemical Plant Forced to Close Due to Flooding

5/21/2020 Excerpts from Detroit Free Press article: What we know about flooding in Michigan that forced 10,000 evacuations, may put city 9 feet underwater High Rainfall Causes Dams to Breach Near Midland, Michigan Several dams upstream of Midland along the … Continue reading

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Harley Plans for Fewer Models, Simpler Factories After Shutdown – The Wall Street Journal.

5/21/2020 WSJ Excerpts from article written by Bob Tita Motorcycle maker is turning away from plans for a wider range of new models to revive sales A showroom motorcycle got a sanitizing wipe-down at Gatto Harley-Davidson in Tarentum, Pa., last … Continue reading

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Food-Plant Workers, Owners Clash on Safety – The Wall Street Journal.

Workers fear contracting the virus or spreading it to family, while companies try to maintain vital supply chain By Kris Maher, Jacob Bunge and Alexandra Berzon, The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2020 1:03 pm ET The following are excepts from … Continue reading

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COVID-19 -Trump Orders Meat Plants to Operate

By Andrew Restuccia in Washington and Jacob Bunge in Chicago April 28, 2020 10:23 pm ET The following are excerpts from the article… President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday paving the way for meat-processing plants to remain open during … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

David Pitt, 4/27/2020 Associated PressExcerpts from the original article are included here… DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat is not going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses. But as the meat … Continue reading

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COVID-19 UPS and CVS will use drones to deliver prescriptions in Florida

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to expand limited drone delivery tests By Andrew J. Hawkins@andyjayhawk  Apr 27, 2020, 10:36am EDT  UPS and CVS are teaming up to deliver prescription medicine via drone to residents of The Villages retirement community in Florida. The service, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Reduced air freight capacity – also reduced container shipping

Air freight carriers are anticipating less airfreight cargo space since much cargo travels via passenger airplanes. They anticipate that passenger service will be slow to recover. Airfreight volumes dropped nearly 30% in March. Container shipping companies have cancelled around 400 … Continue reading

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