Chain Reaction Podcast SC News Round Up 20th August 2022

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All things impacting global supply chains this week.

  • UK Inflation hits 10.1% year on year
  • Wayfair Online Furniture Retailer cuts 870 jobs
  • Tessla cust delivery times to 4 weeks
  • Airbus cuts delivery forecasts
  • Boeing also cuts its forecasts for output
  • Labor strikes adding to supply chain disruptions
  • Wage offers frome employers fall well below inflation
  • Felixstowe and Liverpool two major UK Ports have strike action
  • UK Rail industry strikes continue (40,000 employees)
  • Amazon warehouse strikes
  • Energy costs will add to inflationary pressure
  • Tessla switches EV batteries to cylindrical from prismatic
  • Eve Chinese EV battery manufacturer is building new plant in Debrecan, Hungary
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • VW manufacturing plant in Mexico impacted by labor strikes
  • Plastic bottles switch to 100% recyclable
  • Pepsico building its largest manufacturing facility in Denver
  • Port in a desert to ease pressure on Los Angeles and Longbeach
  • President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act
  • GAP  hires out its logistics and supply chain systems – This is a growing trend for big retail.
  • PFAS 'forever chemicals' new science to break them down – 97% of Americans have PFAS in their bodies
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