Supply chain complexity rising with energy costs, commodity prices, excess manufacturing capacity

Manufacturing supply chains, of which corporate real estate is an integral part, recently have had to adjust to an increasing number of variables. A blog article in Supply Chain Digest says, “Is this really about the toughest it’s ever been in the ‘modern supply chain era?’ The 1990s, when supply chain thinking really took off, seem like ‘the dead ball era’ (baseball term) now by comparison. The good news is that it makes the supply chain more important than ever….” “But it makes the day-to-day awfully tough. Will it get better? Or are we just at the start of even more tumult and pressure? Unfortunately, for my money, the global changes that are driving this latest Perfect Storm have a long way to run,” the article continues.

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