Tag: consumer demand

Logistics, Process

Finance Chiefs Squeezed by Ongoing Rise in Airfreight Costs

August 26, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Finance chiefs in the retail sector are paying up to ship goods by air instead of by ocean as they try to meet strong consumer demand amid ongoing production delays. Backlogs at global shipping ports and local lockdown measures in […]

Logistics, Process

Supply Chain Woes Slam Global Manufacturing

March 18, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Supply chain woes mounted world-wide for makers of everything from cars and clothing to home siding and medical needle containers, as the extreme Texas weather and port backlogs compounded problems for manufacturers already beset by pandemic disruptions. Toyota Motor Corp. […]

Process, Production

US Manufacturing Posts Stronger Gains Than Forecast in June

July 19, 2016

Via: Industry Week

Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving. The 0.4% gain at factories, which make up 75% of total industrial production, followed a 0.3% decline […]