Top 10 Current Supply Chain Constraints

These changes are significant, structural, and permanent

1

No new paper mills are being built

2

Paper mills are being converted to packaging mills to accommodate online shopping

3

Publishers are bringing back substantial print volume from Asia and are extending lead times for North American paper mills

4

Paper lead times and pricing will continue to increase with seasonal spring/summer spikes

5

The K12, homeschooling, and faith-based markets continue to grow nicely

6

Many printers have not kept up with capex investments to reflect the shift to 4-color

7

Transportation costs are increasing and travels times are extending

8

The school year now begins in August

9

There is a shortage of capacity in the peak busy season

 
10

Longer lead times are a given and quarterly forecasting/pre-logging is essential

 
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