Supply Chain In Focus at VF, Crocs – Footwear News

Earnings season is here. And as brands and retailers gear up to share their results, one theme is likely to dominate: supply chain challenges. Analysts predict an earnings season characterized by ongoing supply chain problems that have had a particularly aggressive impact on the footwear industry. For starters, a global shortage of rubber and plastic, … Read more

‘A new era’: Stellat’en First Nation and UBC launch medical supply drone delivery project

Stellat’en First Nation has partnered with the University of British Columbia in a year-long study to deliver medical supplies to remote communities using drones. The initiative will test the mettle of unpiloted aerial vehicles in all four seasons to determine whether they can safely transport a variety of life-saving items, from COVID-19 swabs to … Read more

Suit of the Week: Ministry of Supply

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. If anyone … Read more

Schools struggle to feed students amid supply chain issues

Wetumpka, Alabama — School officials across the country are scrambling to put food on students’ lunch plates amid supply chain issues and labor shortages.  About 97% of school nutrition programs are worried about continued supply chain issues, according to a School Nutrition Association survey.  Cacyce Davis, who directs nutrition for schools in Elmore County, Alabama, … Read more

Nike’s Supply Chain Issues Likely a Short Term Problem, Analysts Say – Footwear News

Nike missed revenue expectations this quarter. But analysts are still confident that the shoemaker can profit and outperform competitors in the long run. On Thursday, Nike reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. Revenues were $12.2 billion, up 16% year-over-year. This result fell short of estimates of $12.46 billion in revenues from a … Read more

Biden’s broad booster plan driven partly by supply concerns

The deliberations underscore the extent to which top Biden administration officials were guided by concerns about future American vaccine supply, not just international data on vaccine performance, in developing their vision of a sweeping booster rollout. They also show how the administration grappled with living up to its commitment to help vaccinate the rest of … Read more

Supply, demand or prayer | Eurozine

Europe’s most populated city, built between two seas, has a freshwater problem. At the beginning of 2021, Istanbul reservoir levels dropped down to 20%, leaving less than 1.5months’ supply for around 16 million people. The situation, which was no better elsewhere across Turkey, compelled the government through the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs to organize … Read more