Posts Tagged ‘supply chain’

China’s Zero-COVID Policy Could Deal Another Blow to Global Supply Chains, Moody’s Says

Jan 19th, 2022

Beijing has imposed a strict zero-COVID policy since the pandemic began in early 2020. It entails strict quarantines and travel restrictions — whether within a city or with other countries — to control outbreaks. Restrictions aimed at containing Covid-19 have impacted manufacturing and shipping operations globally, exacerbating the supply chain crisis. There have been renewed […]

U.S. Port Delays: Outcome of Holidays Will Determine if Supply Chain Crisis Extends Into 2023, Experts Say

Dec 29th, 2021

With the U.S. past the peak of consumer demand and the winter holidays nearly over, experts say the next couple of months will be critical to determine whether the supply chain crisis brought on by the pandemic will extend into 2023. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy Inc., a digital freight networking company, […]

The History of the Metal Box That’s Wrecking the Supply Chain

Dec 15th, 2021

Behold the simple shipping container. It’s a large, steel box that can carry tens of thousands of pounds of cargo. It’s also stackable and designed to fit on ocean freight ships, trains, and even trucks. These containers have been an unnoticed cog in the world’s highly complex manufacturing network for decades. But not anymore. Thanks […]

Powell to Tell Senate Omicron Variant Poses Downside Risk to Economy, Complicates Inflation Picture

Dec 1st, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell believes that the omicron variant of Covid-19 and a recent uptick in coronavirus cases pose a threat to the U.S. economy and muddle an already-uncertain inflation outlook. Worries over the new variant could “reduce people’s willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify […]

White House Launches Supply Chain Dashboard

Nov 24th, 2021

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handle 40% of containerized imports entering the United States. Typically, only a few container ships are “at anchor,” waiting to dock. On October 29, there were 75 waiting for their turn. Addressing these concerns, the White House is launching a Supply Chain Dashboard to turn the […]

Biden Administration Announcing Actions to Alleviate Supply Chain Issues at Nation’s Ports

Nov 10th, 2021

The Biden administration announced a new set of immediate and short-term actions Tuesday aimed at alleviating supply chain issues at the nation’s ports, waterways and freight networks as the administration takes steps to implement the newly passed, but not yet signed, bipartisan infrastructure bill. . . . The news comes days after the bipartisan infrastructure […]

General Formulations Announces Gene Kramer as Director of Procurement

Sep 29th, 2021

General Formulations, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films, announced the addition of Gene Kramer as director of procurement. Before his new role at General Formulations, Gene held the position of vice president, supply chain & manufacturing operations for Kruszka Group (a/k Global FMI). Gene brings more than 20 years of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics experience […]

The New Guy—A Fearless Film Industry Stands Firm

Jun 23rd, 2021

A once-in-a-century pandemic, destructive unrest and continuing supply chain issues—you could say the wide world of window film has had its plate full for the past 15 months. And while challenges remain, I’ve observed crack-proof perseverance and determination in my short time covering the industry. The International Window Film Conference and Tint Off™ (WFCT), which […]

WFCT: Film Shops Share Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 11th, 2021

Industry veterans shared lessons and experiences from the pandemic during Crisis Aftermath: Lessons Learned from COVID. Moderated by Tara Taffera, editorial director of WINDOW FILM Magazine, the seminar featured Adam Feldman, vice president and sales manager of Advanced Film Solutions, Lutz, Fla. and Jeff Franson, president and CEO of Window Film Depot, Atlanta, Ga. Franson […]

COVID-19 Creates Supply-Chain Challenges Across Film Industry

May 12th, 2021

Business has been booming at Performance Window Tinting in Carrolton, Ga. Owner Les Helton credits his company’s estimated 30% revenue bump to several rounds of stimulus checks. The uptick has allowed the film veteran of 30 years to hire a secretary and additional employees. But Helton can’t help but wonder if that percentile could have […]

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