Experts say there is plenty of toilet paper and food in the U.S. But rerouting goods to consumers that were produced at industrial scale—big toilet paper rolls for college dormitories or yogurt bound for factories that churn out breakfast parfaits—involves more than a phone call or quick email exchange.
U.S. air-safety regulators, seeking to make it easier for airlines to ramp up transportation of cargo aimed at combating the pandemic, are poised to allow such shipments in the cabins of passenger planes, according to people familiar with the issue
The woeful performance of these health-care supply chains raises the question of how such glaring shortages happened, asks MIT’s Yossi Sheffi. And just as important: How do we ensure that this doesn’t happen again?
Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s second largest container liner, said Friday it has been hit by a network outage. The company said it hasn’t ruled out the possibility that the outage was the result of a cyberattack.
Container ship operators have idled a record 13% of their capacity over the past month as carriers at the foundation of global supply chains buckle down while restrictions under the coronavirus pandemic batter trade demand.
Trucking companies that deliver goods to manufacturers are cutting pay, reducing hours for workers and pulling back spending as an initial bump in demand for consumer products gives way to a deepening economic downturn.