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Expect supply chain organizations to make investments in automation, improving productivity by 10%.
December 30, 2021
In 2021, the supply chain crisis dominated the news. After a year of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, the U.S. economy rebounded initially because of consumer spending and government stimulus. However, 18 months of economic growth was coupled with pandemic inflation pressures. The coronavirus reshaped supply and demand, which had a domino effect throughout the chain.
These supply chain disruptions will seep into 2022. Continued COVID-19 outbreaks, China’s zero-COVID policy and unstable trade could bring supply chain disorder to the first part of the year. That said, there’s a potential bright side. Some experts suggest disruptions may continue only until the second half of 2022. Until then, here are seven trends to look out for while weathering the supply chain upheavals of 2022.
Check out the slideshow above for some supply chain crisis trends worth watching in ’22.
Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.
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