Many thought that the pandemic was going to be a small dot on the timeline of history. But now, nearly three years later, we see that everything has been touched by the pandemic, and we will never return to “normal.”
Supply chain bottlenecks aren’t uncommon. Earthquakes, fires, and ships getting stuck in major canals are events that happen, causing temporary setbacks. But there has never been a disruption as widespread, severe, and unpredictable from a supply chain standpoint as the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly overnight, factories were shuttered, ports closed, and inventory was cut off.