The World Changed: Top Supply Chain Disruptions

The World Changed: Top Supply Chain DisruptionsSince 2020, global supply chains have seen an inordinate number of disruptions as the world continues to change. Here are just a few:

  • COVID-19 pandemic beginning late 2019.
  • Global lockdowns, including critical Chinese ports, beginning in early 2020.
  • Winter ice storms in southwestern U.S. in early 2021.
  • Suez Canal was blocked for six days in mid-2021.
  • Congestion builds at ports around the world in 2021.
  • Wildfires impact Western U.S. logistics in mid-2021.
  • War in Ukraine beginning in early 2022.
  • Port of Oakland port closure in mid-2022.
  • Hurricane Ian batters Southeast U.S. in late 2022.
  • Potential U.S. rail labor shutdowns in late 2022.
  • Deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in early 2023.

According to Resilinc, a global leader in supply chain mapping and risk monitoring, data, compiled by its EventWatchAI monitoring database reveals that supply chain disruptions were up 32% in 2022, with an overwhelming majority (91%) being human-caused. Those include:

  • Factory Fire
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Business Sale
  • Leadership Transition
  • Factory Disruption
  • Labor Disruption
  • Legal Action
  • Cyber Attack
  • Recall
  • Port Disruption

The world changed, is changing, and will continue to change. Thankfully, whenever change happens, whatever it is, when it must get there: Logistics Plus will get it there. Please visit to watch our video on how Logistics Plus continues to adapt to 21st-century logistics challenges.