Ordering stuff online may seem easy, but a complicated process is required to produce goods and deliver them to people’s doorsteps. Now that process, known as the supply chain, is in trouble. Dozens of huge container ships full of goods from Asia are idling along the coast of California, waiting for a place to unload. The backup represents just one hitch in a supply chain strained by increased consumer demand, worker shortages, and other effects of the pandemic. Listen to learn more about problems in the supply chain and how they might be addressed.
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