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    Your take on shortages/supply chain disruptions?

    Are any of you experiencing shortages, and if so, for what? I can tell you that pet food is short in Phoenix and beef and chicken are going up, up, up. I'm trying to see the silver lining in this - perhaps more people will adopt vegetarianism (is that a word?) I can tell you.also that our shipments of produce have been late the past three weeks - I'm told it's supply chain disruptions plus lack of workers on the US side.

    I can also affirm that these issues go beyond US borders. Last week I had four days off - two of them were for Tucson and the Celebration of Life for my deceased friend. One was for Nogales, both sides. I dined one night in the restaurant of the Hotel Fray Marcos on the Mexican side and two chicken dishes I was interested in were not available due to the ingredients not being available.

    I'm thinking we might wish to reconsider just in time inventory/production methods? Just in time does not seem to work well with supply chain disruptions. Rob

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    Are you just now noticing this? I’ve been dealing with it for more than a year on the job.

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    Yeah, that is a topic on another thread. Right now I'm not seeing any shortages of anything I want or need, but who knows.
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    I haven’t experienced any problems. I ordered new appliances in April and they came on time. I just replaced my dishwasher and it did take Lowe’s a month to find a installer. Groceries have went up in price. I am going to replace my sliding glass door and windows and the delivery time has doubled from 8 to 16 weeks.

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    I am getting ready to order my Italian stove. 25-35 weeks lead time. I may change to a United States company, I don’t know. At least in that case I don’t have to worry about things sitting on container ships in harbors.


    I remember the last time I counted on the Italians for something critical was my dog’s medication, about year 2014.They were only distributing that medication to veterinary skin specialists, not general practitioners, because there was such a shortage. Fortunately, he was going to the local skin specialist but even then the supply was hit or miss. I had a bit of anxiety about it until bigger supplies kicked in. I could only envision the Italians in that Pharma company taking long wine infused lunch hours and kicking off work at 4 o’clock. Unkind and discriminatory, but that was my anxiety operating on my brain.

    But this stove situation is not making me anxious, it’s just kind of funny.
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    Rob, I posted this is another thread but suggest you read this very excellent article.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...g15xIVXkxNavdA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Rob, I posted this is another thread but suggest you read this very excellent article.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...g15xIVXkxNavdA
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    I believe LDAHL was responsible for a temporary shortage of chicken thighs.

    Tradd: I couldn't read the article, hit a paywall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I believe LDAHL was responsible for a temporary shortage of chicken thighs.

    Tradd: I couldn't read the article, hit a paywall.
    Very odd. I have no issues. Try googling the exact headline. That might help

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    My take is that it is ludicrous to be importing a majority of our goods from Asia in the first place. Did I really read close to eleven million containers in a year?

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