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How Supply Chains Broke, Sparking Global Shortages

7 days ago   |   By Washington Post

The pandemic threw the vital but usually humdrum world of logistics into a tailspin, creating shortages of masks and vaccine vials, semiconductors, plastic polymers and bicycles. The shipping system underpinning globalization - production on one side of the planet, connected to consumers on the other - proved too rigid to absorb the rolling tremors from Covid-19, or to recover quickly from the jolts to consumer demand and the labor force. That triggered supply-chain disruptions, idled factories
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