Supply Chain expert recommends buying gifts now
A supply chain expert at Virginia Commonwealth University is recommending people, if they can, buy their holiday gifts now. Jeff Smith is Chair of the Supply Chain Management Department at VCU.
Smith says supply chains are long, and can be impacted by demand ripples. For example, with word of a turkey shortage, Smith says it could be a result of a driver shortage, or it might be a result of the packaging material being needed elsewhere. Smith says the truck driver shortage long predates Covid, and goes back over a decade.
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