Friday, April 01, 2022

When Booking a Shipping Container Seems Akin to Trying to Catch a Unicorn

Oh, the problems we face lately.  Take Glo, a startup that makes novelty items — plastic cubes that light up when dropped in water.  Hagan Walker along with his business partner, Anna Barker, started the business six years ago in the town of Starkville, Mississippi, while relying on factories 8,000 miles away in China to make his products.

Read on to learn how a supply chain crisis hit Glo, a start-up, at a critical time in its brief history.  It's a story of one shipping container from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States that traces the arc of a global supply chain consumed by trouble.

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