As the World Shifts, So Should Leaders

As the World Shifts, So Should Leaders

Research shows that different eras call for different approaches. Summary: Two decades ago, extensive research led Nohria, the former dean of Harvard Business School, to conclude that the hallmark of great leadership is the ability to adapt to the times. Today, he says, we’re in a period of significant change, thanks to global events, governmental…

Furniture retailers forge new supply chain practices as backlogs, risks prevail

Furniture retailers forge new supply chain practices as backlogs, risks prevail

India, Turkey and Mexico are among the new sourcing destinations emerging as companies seek to mitigate risks. Last year — amid port backups, container shortages and other supply chain nightmares — retailers and brands turned to the skies, sending demand for air cargo in 2021 up nearly 7% compared to 2019 by one estimate. Shipping shirts and…

With Shanghai at a standstill, supply chain problems are compounding

With Shanghai at a standstill, supply chain problems are compounding

Concerns are rising that Shanghai’s lockdown is only the beginning of months-long challenges. After just over two years of a largely successful “zero-COVID” policy, China is facing its biggest test to date in the metropolis of Shanghai and the supply chain headaches that come with a massive lockdown. On Monday morning, the city reported a…

China backlog, rising dwell times pose threat to Port of Los Angeles rebound

China backlog, rising dwell times pose threat to Port of Los Angeles rebound

The issues loom as cargo volumes are rising at the port, with more imports on the way. LOS ANGELES — Rail issues, rising container dwell times and a backlog of ships in China pose threats to continuing supply chain improvements at the Port of Los Angeles. Still, port and union leaders expressed confidence on Tuesday…

Navigating inflation: A new playbook for CEOs

Navigating inflation: A new playbook for CEOs

Few chief executives have faced the challenge of leading a company through an inflationary spike like today’s. Lessons from strong leaders and bold action can help CEOs make the decisions that only they can make. ast year, policy makers, economists, and financial-market participants fiercely debated the higher inflation then under way. Was it a transitory problem,…

Global Supply Chains Near Make-or-Break Point for Easing in 2022

Global Supply Chains Near Make-or-Break Point for Easing in 2022

Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. Citigroup, New York Fed economists zoom in on supply headwinds Gauges should help economists better measure speed of recovery Global supply chains are nearing a…