Supply chains are facing a complex and unpredictable world in the year ahead.
The lack of preparation has been even more stunning than the miscalculation. As prime minister, Scott Morrison has to shoulder prime responsibility.
Australia has a short-term distribution problem, not a lack of food problem, and most foods have substitutes.
Some political and business leaders have, from the outset of COVID-19, downplayed the economic costs of mass illness. We’re now seeing the result.
Canada could become a global leader in the supply of materials needed for renewable energy systems if it finds ways to control the environmental footprints associated with their extraction.
We’re reliant on overseas supply - and the many moving parts of delivery. Each of those parts require staff on the ground – and many workers in this system are likely being affected by Omicron.
Covid has led to delays in consumers receiving everything from furniture to groceries. This is how we might reshape supply chains after the pandemic.
Some of the problems have been easing, but there are lots of reasons to expect more turbulence in the months ahead.
Exporters and importers alike are facing more bureaucracy as the full effect of many of the Brexit changes come into effect.
For the UK to achieve its net zero targets, it needs to take action on its carbon-intensive, poorly regulated supply chains.
Supply chain issues, emergency science, social distancing requirements and a lot more free time offered both challenges and opportunities for research scientists.
Transitory or persistent? That’s still the big question facing central bankers over inflation.
While shelves empty and the “booze trains” run, humanity’s ancient festival dream of equality and justice awaits.
Most of Australia’s books are distributed by just one company. The stress of COVID has hit this supplier, and your local bookshop.
Food supply chains had already taken a serious hit by panic-purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. floods remind us how effective supply chain management planning can help avert crises.
Researchers are looking into the potential technological threats to data safety and privacy from the smart supermarkets of the future.
Inflation soared 6.2% in October from a year earlier, the fastest pace since 1990.
Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
The world needs robust supply chains that are founded on sustainability, collaboration, trust, transparency, visibility and diversification of supply.
All the extra profits that shipping companies have made from high freight rates should be put to good use.