Guest: Rafay Ishfaq of Auburn University on the threats of a labor shortage

Top 10 Supply Chain Threats

Nov 2 2021 • 11 mins

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 2: Threat: Labor Shortages

Labor was tight for supply chain and logistics jobs even before the pandemic; now it’s become even more constrained. What can you do to attract and retain good employees? Professor Rafay Ishfaq talks about best practices that have been uncovered by Auburn University’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation.