A record-high percentage of firms are facing supply shortages, the National Association for Business Economics found, and most are passing cost increases om to customers.
It's one more thing for a supply chain under unprecedented pressure.
Shipping costs, wait times and sourcing materials are still a big problem for business owners in South Carolina and Calif.
Demand for manufactured goods has grown during the pandemic, but new orders have been falling in recent months.
The retailer says it's part of an effort to keep prices low for customers. That can be hard to do in the long term.
Claudia Smukler of Mother Jones explains the unique obstacles to producing a print magazine in this economy.
Supplies of cotton and rayon have been stymied by the issues that have inundated the chain for a while.
China’s COVID-19 lockdowns, which shut down much of the country’s manufacturing and exports, are partly to blame.
Wholesale inventories were up in April. But now, some stores have too much inventory while others struggle to get the inventory they need.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, a critical Shanghai plant that produces the dye has been operating at reduced capacity for weeks.