It should come as news to no one that the pandemic broke global supply chains, and they remain in need of repair. Container ships are backed up waiting to unload. Shortages are causing massive delays. Capacity is limited, companies cannot find labor, nor can they find the drivers to transport the goods they do have. Add to that the threats of severe weather, cyber security concerns, a failing infrastructure, and lingering impacts of a worldwide pandemic. It is certainly an interesting time to be a supply chain professional. But with each of these threats comes opportunities. We’ll explore it all with industry insiders and thought leaders on "The Top 10 Supply Chain Threats” a new, 11-episode, podcast series from CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly.
Episode 3: Threat: Freight capacity crunch
The supply chain is no stranger to freight capacity issues, but the pandemic has exacerbated an already difficult challenge. What can shippers do to ease the risks associated with the capacity crunch as we head into 2022? Marc Palazzolo of consulting firm Kearney discusses steps companies can take to alleviate the strain.