Top disruptions that shook supply chains in 2022, states a new supply chain dive news source.
Geopolitical conflicts, strike threats and weather-related disasters tested supply chains in 2022, adding new headaches for businesses still grappling with the fallout from the pandemic.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to tight supply and high prices for certain commodities, forcing some companies to overhaul operations and rethink their sourcing strategies. Meanwhile, COVID-19 lockdowns in China sent businesses scrambling for alternatives as some suppliers idled production.
Transportation delays also continued to plague shippers in 2022. Service constraints at U.S. railroads prompted shippers to call for federal intervention, and backlogs began cropping up at East Coast ports as businesses diverted cargo away from the West Coast.
Major disruptions that defined supply chains in 2022
Here’s a look back at some of the major disruptions that defined supply chains in 2022.
Carriers are halting operations and suppliers are at risk. War is “a worst-case scenario,” one analyst said. Read the full article ➔
Some companies have already suspended operations as coronavirus restrictions hit one of China’s prominent manufacturing and port cities. Read the full article ➔
Concerns are rising that Shanghai’s lockdown is only the beginning of months-long challenges. Read the full article ➔
At an emergency hearing, shippers warned regulators rail service issues could increase shipping delays and bring new supply shocks. Read the full article ➔
Protests over a California labor law have contributed to a rise in import container dwell times, according to project44 data. Read the full article ➔
Terminals closed as hurricane-force winds are expected to batter the Southeast coast. Read the full article ➔
Over 300 trade associations signed a letter asking the president to prevent a strike or lockout. Read the full article ➔
The company listed on Thursday hundreds of affected ZIP codes, covering places like Daytona Beach, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Read the full article ➔
The shadow of negotiations clouds U.S. railroads and West Coast ports. Shippers have leaned on less-risky alternatives, despite some drawbacks. Read the full article ➔
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Source: Supply Chain Dive