Fixing the broken supply chain will take time and patience, substantial amounts of money, imagination by key leaders in the transportation and logistics industry, and significant policy changes.
Those are the conclusions of experts closely watching the upcoming holiday shopping season, but, as they said, the rush to buy items amplifies how stretched the system is.
“What we have is a storm within a storm,” University of Houston Logistics Professor Margaret Kidd told Transport Topics. “Consumers have insatiable demand, and consumers are spending. E-commerce numbers through the second quarter this year are up 57% from two years ago.”