Known Unknowns: The Problems and Uncertain Outcomes Facing Supply Chains



Marc Boileau, Senior Vice President, Sales and Carrier Operations, EMEA at FourKites


Unexpected disruptions are just part of the job for most in the supply chain industry.

But a pandemic, war, material shortages, inflation, recession and widespread labour disputes in the span of three years seems unthinkable for even the most seasoned veteran.

Just as one issue works its way through the supply chain, another has popped up. Worse, global crises like the pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and economic headwinds are fraught with uncertainty. While some adept shippers could navigate one of these issues, few, if any, are prepared to deal with everything all at once.

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