The supply chain seems to be having a moment in the sun. What was once a behind-the-curtain function of global commerce infrastructure was brought to the forefront of global consciousness with the trade wars but moved right into the spotlight when the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered factories, stores, and businesses. Consumers the world over complained about the number of essential products missing from store shelves. Unaware (at the time) that the massive internal complex that supplies factories with parts and components and keeps processing facilities, transporters and haulers, distribution centers, and stores running like a well-oiled machine was enduring one of its biggest crises in history. The pandemic was unique from any other disruption because it was more intense, came on rapidly, and was pervasive.
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