Surging battery prices and shortages of metals and materials are likely to last for some time, Toyota Motor Corp.’s chief scientist warned, trends that could weigh on the world’s embrace of electric vehicles.
With transportation issues hitting the headlines time and again, every enterprise understands that developing resiliency in the supply chain and in logistics is key to grow revenue, manage sustainability, and satisfy customers.
Final mile delivery volumes continue to increase with parcel shipments expected to double by 2026. Meanwhile, carrier rates are rising because of constrained carrier capacity, driver shortages, and higher fuel costs.
The U.S. and European Union plan to keep addressing supply chain and other disruptions as they project a unified front against Russia when high-level officials meet starting Sunday to discuss cooperation on trade and technology issues in Paris.
The official line coming out of Covid-hit Shanghai is that business is returning to usual despite the ongoing lockdown, yet hundreds of manufacturers in the city aren’t operating at anywhere near to full capacity, if they’re up and running again at all.
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