Pandemic-related problems prompt bedding companies to rethink the ways they source, produce, store and transport products

Talk about a perfect storm of tough logistical challenges. First and foremost because it’s exacerbating the others, there’s the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted virtually every stage of business, from material sourcing and production to shipping and delivery. Second, there’s the growing labor shortage, particularly in warehousing and transportation. Third, there’s a rising threat of spiraling inflation, which surfaced early in the pandemic with the skyrocketing price of containers coming from Asia and is now causing cost pressures throughout the supply chain and broader economy. And fourth, Russia invaded Ukraine, adding significant risk and uncertainty regarding the global economy and international shipping. Read more here.