The problem of increasing plastic waste has been exacerbated by the pandemic, requiring better regulation and monitoring to solve.
Don’t expect to buy online in early December and have your parcel delivered by the 25th.
An expert on global supply chains explains why shortages of many products have persisted throughout the pandemic.
Xi Jinping has been talking tough on decarbonising China, but blinked after an energy crisis threatened to derail the world economy.
Short fixes won’t last.
Three ways the government could address the lorry driver shortage with longer-term solutions.
Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
Each dose of Pfizer has a long and complex path involving mixing, storage at temperatures colder than the South Pole and specific protocols that must be followed before it becomes a jab.
Shortages of chicken at Nando’s are due to disruptions in supply, rather than demand.
A major investigation finds the essential supplies most at risk are personal protective equipment and chemicals. Onshore manufacturing mightn’t do much to help.
Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greater Sydney sold $281 billion of goods and services to the rest of Australia in 2019/20. Cutting off Sydney could affect everything from petrol and parcels to soft drinks and sliced ham.
South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
Cybersecurity for pipelines and ports is too important to leave unregulated.
Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn’t out of the woods yet.
Skyrocketing demand coupled with shortages of vital components is leading to bottlenecks in the supply chain of Pfizer’s and other mRNA vaccines.
Supply chain finance is now in jeopardy.