Mercury Retrograde and Canceled Flights, Healthcare, Goods & Fuel
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"I work in management at a very large national wholesale distributor. Let me attest that there are a number of shortages that continue relentlessly within our market segment. Heavy demand for these products, which are used as a major component in home building, is a factor. Import goods held up via the massive number of ships awaiting docking is a factor. Raw material shortages for the manufacturers (or component shortages that are part of the final product) are factors.
Significant problems come from the excessive rules and regs laid down for Covid infections. These range from total shutdown of a production line to locked out docking stations for ships or trucks until cleaning procedures are completed. Regulations are sometimes dictated by the state (California among the worst) or by internal company policy. Shutdowns range from a day to as much as a week.
Multiply these many incidents many times over, repeat them periodically at random week to week, and you get supply chain disruption at a grand scale. It is happening here in the US, in China and Vietnam, and globally. Couple this with the lack of transportation, shortages of shipping containers, the strain on overworked and under supplied LTL trucking companies who have their own shortages of drivers, and it exacerbates the mess.
Last but not least are the JIT procurement systems, which are not built to manage lurching supply shortages or lengthy transportation delays. We are arm wrestling with our planners to get adjustments made within our system, albeit far too late to overcome the hole already created.
It will take months for these supply chains to even out, if then. I don’t see a nefarious plot here…unless one considers how dastardly the bio weapon virus impacted our commerce. Yes, that part was all by design."
Whuuuuut…….🤔 Sounds like one of those of cargo ships stranded in the ocean went over the pipeline that’s been leaking oil from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach.
Did I read right….did the ship go over that pipeline several times on purpose?? Reminded me of the Towanda scene in “Fried Green Tomatoes”—Evelyn hit a car repeatedly by “accident”, too.
Got an oil change. Was offered a new cabin filter for $49. I declined and came home and bought one for $9. Other than that, great job!