Kevin Ketels, assistant professor of teaching in global supply chain management at Wayne State University, delves into the reasons behind the shortages.
Kevin Ketels is Assistant Professor of Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is faculty lead for the program in Healthcare Supply Chain Management and study abroad in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Four Reasons Americans Are Still Seeing Empty Shelves
Walk into any store these days and you’re likely to see empty shelves, or less variety. Everything from sneakers to pickup trucks, books, boats and bicycles.
I believe there are four reasons for the continuing crunch.
First, consumer demand is up
When the pandemic first hit in March 2020, companies prepared for a recession. Retailers and automakers canceled orders from suppliers.