Complex: Nike Hits One Sneaker Store With Major Cancelations Before Holiday

Complex: Nike Hits One Sneaker Store With Major Cancelations Before Holiday. “Supply chain issues and transportation disruptions have led to Nike canceling one store’s orders for the remainder of this year and into 2022. Though many industries have been hurt by supply chain woes, this singular email doesn’t mean all, or even most, of Nike’s wholesale partners will be affected at the same level.”

NBC News: ‘Snowball effect’: The global reasons why you can’t buy what you want right now

NBC News: ‘Snowball effect’: The global reasons why you can’t buy what you want right now. “The long list of problems underlines the fragility of the U.S. supply chain, and it’s keeping Americans from purchasing or forcing them to pay a premium for their favorite products. NBC News looked at seven items affected by backlogs or rising prices, and spoke to industry leaders and experts about the supply chain problems that have caused the items to become more expensive or hard to find.”

Marketplace: “What supply chain crisis?” say Target, Walmart and Home Depot

Marketplace: “What supply chain crisis?” say Target, Walmart and Home Depot. “Supply chain crisis? What supply chain crisis? At least that’s the message that big-box retailers delivered this week. Walmart, Target and Home Depot told investors they have more than adequate inventory to weather the holidays. So, with the logjam at the ports, the shortage of truck drivers and all the rest … how exactly did they pull that off?”

University of Arkansas: Online Mapping Tool to Accelerate Access to Critical Data on Agriculture Commodity Supply Chains

University of Arkansas: Online Mapping Tool to Accelerate Access to Critical Data on Agriculture Commodity Supply Chains. “The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) reported today that they will be transforming their existing manually-operated commodity mapping tool into a web-based, self-guided resource that will rapidly increase the number of companies that can access commodity data points. This new online tool will enable companies to self-map risk assessment and action recommendations of all food and fiber-based commodity supply chains, covering the global production of over 200 commodities. This work is made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation.”

Washington City Paper: A Brutal List of Ingredients and Products Restaurants Can’t Find or Afford

Washington City Paper: A Brutal List of Ingredients and Products Restaurants Can’t Find or Afford. “Bars and restaurants are struggling to find or afford the ingredients and products they’re used to securing with relative ease. As a result, chefs, owners, and bar managers are making tough choices like whether to increase prices or strip popular dishes or drinks from menus. They say both remedies can draw ire from diners who sound off on social media even though global and national supply chain issues have been well documented in recent months. Input from chefs and owners at 30 businesses reveal that almost everything is 20 percent more expensive than before the pandemic, and proteins are at least $2 to $4 more per pound.”

‘It’s Not Sustainable’: What America’s Port Crisis Looks Like Up Close (New York Times)

New York Times: ‘It’s Not Sustainable’: What America’s Port Crisis Looks Like Up Close. “Like toy blocks hurled from the heavens, nearly 80,000 shipping containers are stacked in various configurations at the Port of Savannah — 50 percent more than usual. The steel boxes are waiting for ships to carry them to their final destination, or for trucks to haul them to warehouses that are themselves stuffed to the rafters. Some 700 containers have been left at the port, on the banks of the Savannah River, by their owners for a month or more.”

Business Facilities: New Program Aims To Strengthen Kansas’ Manufacturing Supply Chain

Business Facilities: New Program Aims To Strengthen Kansas’ Manufacturing Supply Chain. “An online manufacturer database and connectivity platform, CONNEX™ Kansas is provided as a free resource for Kansas manufacturers. The platform is designed to allow manufacturers in Kansas to connect with each other, find local and domestic suppliers, explore production capabilities and manage their supply chain.”

No Veggies, No Buns, Few Forks: Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages (New York Times)

New York Times: No Veggies, No Buns, Few Forks: Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages. “Schools across the country are facing shortages of cafeteria staples like chicken, bread, apple juice and even plastic cutlery, as supply chain woes and a lack of truck drivers complicate the most basic task of feeding students. Officials say they are scrambling to provide meals for students — many of whom rely on the food they eat at school as a significant, and sometimes the only, source of daily nutrition. Many educators say they expect supply-chain issues will only worsen in the coming months.”

BBC: Nike and Costco warn of product shortages and delays

BBC: Nike and Costco warn of product shortages and delays. “US sportswear giant Nike and US retail giant Costco both say they are facing product shortages and delays due to global supply chain problems. Nike said production and delivery of its shoes would impacted until next spring, as it struggles with shipping issues and a worker shortage in Asia. Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.”

Business Insider: Ikea has run out of 10% of its products in its UK and Ireland stores, amid the truck driver shortage and shipping crisis

Business Insider: Ikea has run out of 10% of its products in its UK and Ireland stores, amid the truck driver shortage and shipping crisis. “Ikea is struggling to stock popular products and meet high customer demand amid the UK’s truck driver shortage, the BBC first reported on Sunday, with 10% of its products unavailable. A lack of truckers and global shipping delays have disrupted supply chains, the Swedish retailer told Insider.”

News4Jax: Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

News4Jax: Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high. “Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed. A surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant in several Asian countries that are the main producers of auto-grade chips is worsening the supply shortage. It is further delaying a return to normal auto production and keeping the supply of vehicles artificially low.”

BBC: NHS blood test tube shortage set to worsen

BBC: NHS blood test tube shortage set to worsen. “NHS England has admitted that a shortage of vials used for blood tests will worsen over the next few weeks and will last until mid-September. It said supplies remain constrained and are forecast ‘to become even more constrained over the coming weeks’.”