The Grinch Wants Your Christmas: The Supply Chain Mess

Published on
November 30th, 2021
Duration
54 minutes


The Grinch Wants Your Christmas: The Supply Chain Mess

Real Vision Essential ·
Featuring Brad Snyder, David Woldenberg and Weston Nakamura

Published on: November 30th, 2021 • Duration: 54 minutes

The holiday season is imminent, and supply chains are still in disarray. Weston Nakamura explores the supply chain constraints with trucker Brad Snyder and freight logistics software company Tranzport CEO David Woldenberg. In a back-and-forth dialogue between two veterans of the logistics industry, Snyder and Woldenberg lay out what is going wrong in U.S. domestic supply chains on a ground level, discussing the “perfect storm” of trucker shortages, rising oil prices, and shipping bottlenecks that are leaving shelves empty and prices soaring. Nakamura and Woldernberg speculate on using container rates to forecast consumer behavior. Woldenberg also offers a glimpse of a possible future of diminished global supply chains where U.S. consumers shift their habits towards domestically produced goods, like wine produced in Southern California, rather than importing it. Recorded on November 19, 2021.