Started by billy rubin, March 24, 2022, 11:27:37 AM
Quote from: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/business/shortages-supply-chain.htmlThe disruptions go back to early last year, to the beginning stages of the pandemic. Factories in parts of the world where a lot of the globe's manufacturing capacity sits — places like China, South Korea and Taiwan as well as Southeast Asian nations like Vietnam and European industrial giants like Germany — were hit hard by the spread of coronavirus cases. Many factories shut down or were forced to reduce production because workers were sick or in lockdown. In response, shipping companies cut their schedules in anticipation of a drop in demand for moving goods around the world.