Tim Kraft Expects Disruptions as Supply Chain Workers Push Back
Tim Kraft, associate professor of operations and supply chain management, explains that the recent threat of a railroad strike could inspire labor disputes in other industries if companies do not take initiative to create better conditions for their workers. He also encourages consumers to realize that labor issues in the U.S. supply chain will take time to remedy.
“We think of the supply chain as trucks and factories, but there are people who make it all run and are doing the hard labor. They’re critical,” said Kraft. “There’s going to be disruptions, there will be moments where things aren’t on shelves still, and moments where items still cost more than they used to. It’s a mentality we should all prepare for.”
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