A Closer Look at Supply Chain: What We Learned at the BGSA Supply Chain Conference

Last year, several University of Florida Supply Chain Management Center Advisory Board members came to the BGSA Supply Chain Conference. This year was different. COVID-19 caused our 15th annual conference to go virtual. Nevertheless, the silver lining was that we had the opportunity to include an even broader-reaching mix of supply chain leaders, including speakers […]

Movement of products from China during COVID. A perspective from an importer of toys.

COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan China in December 2019 – causing disruptions to trade which linger today. Besides the direct impacts of city shutdowns and quarantines which have impacted Chinese worker availability, the ongoing pandemic has affected everything from; the availability and prices of shipping containers; cardboard; and manufacturing capacity which shifted to essential PPE […]