Real-Time Tracking Systems Key to Ease Supply Chain Disruptions

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By Adhish Luitel | 4Q 2021 | IN-6339


Backlogs and Bottlenecks


Supply chain disruptions have become a major challenge for the global economy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutdowns of manufacturing facilities in China, lockdowns in several countries across the world, labor shortages, robust demand for goods due to an e-commerce boom, disruptions to logistics networks, and capacity constraints have resulted in big increases in freight costs and delivery times. Global supply chains are clogged up amid booming consumer demand. These trends are expected to remain unchanged through the holidays of 2021. Smaller companies have reported up to nine-month fulfillment delays on orders from China, while larger ones are struggling to keep inventories filled in North America and Europe.

Resilient E-Commerce Boom Causing Complications


One of the major reasons for the disruptions has been the surprising resilience of both U.S. consumption and Chinese production post-pandemic. The U.S. recession that followed was relatively short, and wealthier Americans are now spending avidly. Chinese manufacturing…

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