The imagery of a chain is a compelling one—interconnected links that are both flexible and strong. That strength is wholly dependent on those links remaining intact, however, and a supply chain is no different.
The breaks have come in several places in the supply chain over the past three years. It began with a trade war pitting the United States and China against one another. That was quickly followed by a global pandemic, inflationary pressures and a global shortage of workers to move those goods that were being produced.