Apple Inc. took the most aggressive step yet to strip Intel Corp. chips from its computers, announcing more powerful homegrown Mac processors alongside a total revamp of its MacBook Pro laptop computers.
A Biden administration effort to untangle global chip supply snarls is facing resistance from lawmakers and executives in Taiwan and South Korea, complicating attempts to resolve the bottlenecks hurting industries from automobiles to consumer electronics.
It’s the beginning of October, just the start of what the retail world simply calls “peak.” But the industry is already in various forms of panic that usually don’t take hold until the weeks before Christmas.
The U.K. wants to issue visas for truckers to ease a shortage that’s led to gasoline stations running dry and hit food supply chains. The hard part could be persuading drivers from eastern Europe, the biggest pool of labor in recent years, to come back.
To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, it helps to keep tabs on the congestion that’s building at another key junction of freight transportation: rail yards.
You might think that the recent spate of supply chain disruptions would have caused a stampede of manufacturers out of China, or at least prompted them to diversify sourcing. But that hasn’t been the case.
Paul DeCotis, senior partner in the energy and utilities practice of West Monroe, says the money set aside by the infrastructure bill for electric vehicle development will have a huge impact on the future of that technology.
Patrick Penfield, a professor of practice in supply chain management and director of executive education at the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, offers a view into supply chain congestion, delays and pricing for the remainder of this year.
Nick Banich, chief revenue officer for North America with Miebach Consulting, Inc., relates how a combination of growing demand unpredictability and new technology tools is motivating supply chain managers to speed up the decision-making process.
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