Supply chain

Supply chain woes continue

Featured image Many shelves are empty again at the local stores where we shop for food. Last week, my store of choice, part of a big local chain, was devoid of yogurt and only two bottles of orange juice remained. Since then, the shortages have become worse. What’s the cause of this problem? One significant factor appears to be a lack of workers due to illness from the new coronavirus variant. This »

Biden yanks our supply chain

Featured image President Biden read at excruciating length from his teleprompter early yesterday afternoon “on the Nation’s Supply Chains,” as the title on the White House transcript puts it. I have posted the video below. It was a big day for Biden. This was only one of three sets of remarks he struggled to read. Later yesterday afternoon he also delivered “to Commemorate World AIDS Day, Launch the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and »

Supply chain crisis hits U.S. farmers hard

Featured image My friend who reads the New York Times pointed me to a devastating front-page Times article about the supply chain mess. I think of the crisis in terms of getting products from ports to U.S. consumers. However, the Times article focuses on the problem of U.S. farmers getting produce to ports for shipment overseas The article begins with this: It’s just 60 miles from El Dorado Dairy in Ontario, Calif., »

Supply chain woes worsen following Biden’s intervention

Featured image Two weeks ago, Joe Biden announced with fanfare that he was taking steps towards having our main port facilities operate around the clock to alleviate the supply chain snags that are causing so much disruption. Since then, according to the Washington Post, the backlog of ships anchored off the coast of Southern California has increased. For example, as of Monday, 73 container ships were anchored in San Pedro Bay. That »

The New York Times skirts the supply chain crisis

Featured image My friend who covers the New York Times for Power Line sent me this report on how that paper is covering (or not) America’s supply chain crisis. His report is from Tuesday of this week I’ve been watching to see how NYT would handle the supply chain crisis. For nearly a week, it’s run not a single story on the topic. The exception was a piece on the sniping between »

Papa Pete stays home during supply chain crisis

Featured image In commenting on the supply chain crisis the other day, Joe Biden said: I want to thank my Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, which we set up in June, led by Secretaries Buttigieg, Raimondo, and Vilsack, and by my Director of National Economic Council, Brian Deese. I want to thank them for their leadership. . . . But yesterday, we learned that Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since mid-August. »