Top 10 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

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

4

Many publishing market segments continue to grow nicely

5

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

6

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

7

Transportation costs are increasing and lead times are extending

8

Quarterly forecasting and prelogging is now essential

9

There is a shortage of capacity in the busy summer season

 
10

Publishers need to extend their purchasing schedules

 
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