P&G home goods, including skin and oral care, will cost more. Companies are getting creative about getting products to market.
School supplies, holiday cards and, yes, toilet paper are all affected.
Restrictions on purchases can backfire, causing customers to want to stock up on limited supplies.
The industry's challenges could lead to higher prices for consumers.
The companies are struggling to purchase new cars because of supply problems.
Managers are reworking their cocktail menus as shortages of materials and labor make some brands unavailable for weeks.
If chicken wings are hard to find, maybe offer thighs?
“We have a really fragile global supply chain that had been overly leaned out,” said Dr. Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University in Boston.
They're already placing orders for the 2021 holiday season, but some things are easier to buy well ahead of time than others.