(This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Now that the economy is recovering, there’s a new crisis to confront: getting inventory to meet higher demand.

Most industries are facing supply chain challenges and the reasons go far beyond 2020′s pandemic. According to a 2021 study from logistics consulting firm GEP Worldwide, supply chains globally have not only been disrupted by the pandemic, but also impacted by other factors such as cyber-attacks, commodity prices, tougher environmental regulations, and trade disputes.

“The problem is massive and truly global,” says Brian Glick, the founder and owner of Chain.io, a Philadelphia-based supply chain…

Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA

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