MLive: John Taylor on factors impacting supply chain shortages


First it was toilet paper. Then lumber, chicken wings and cream cheese. And now, tampons, Sriracha hot sauce and peanut butter are hard to find. Shortages are ongoing more than two years into the pandemic as manufacturers continue to deal with battered supply chains, uneven consumer demand and unpredictable weather conditions. “When you get all these changes in demand and delays because of COVID, it makes it hard to rebuild your supply chain,” said John Taylor, professor of global supply chain management at Wayne State University.

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