Supply Chain Resources
Surging demand, supply chain disruptions and sharply rising costs have significantly altered the economics of our industry. PRINTING United Alliance is continuously monitoring the supply chain situation and we are working on your behalf to minimize the impact of these issues. The Supply Chain Resource Channel has up-to-date information regarding our supply chain and recommended articles to help you remain resilient in a disrupted market.
PRINTING United Alliance is committed to providing its members with timely, accurate analysis of paper related supply chain disruptions.
Ways PRINTING United Alliance Is Advocating About Paper Shortage and Other Supply Chain Disruptions
Ford Bowers, CEO of PRINTING United Alliance, discusses the dire state of an industry-wide shortage of printing papers and other supply chain disruptions.
Outlook for U.S. Paper Market Amidst End of UPM Paper Mill Strike
Video: Tim Kirchen, Senior VP, Americas, at UPM Raflatac, discusses the settlement of a nearly four-months-long unionized worker strike that caused the shutdown of UPM paper mills in Finland.
Printing Companies Share Their Experiences With Paper Shortages and What They're Doing in Response
Paper shortages are the stuff of nightmares: the kind of existential threat to commercial printing companies that keeps owners and managers up at night. A perfect storm: First, shrinkage of the commercial sector over the past decade means, for paper mills, the manufacture of printing and writing grades are less of a priority.
PRINTING United Alliance Invited to EAC Panel Discussion on Paper Supply Issues
In an effort to raise awareness with election officials about the paper supply shortage and its potential impact on the voting process this year, the 2022 U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board Annual Meeting hosted a panel discussion with several experts.
Diversified Labeling Solutions CEO Jim Kersten Talks Paper Shortage, Label Demand and More
From safety regulations and supply chain fractures to inflation and staff exoduses, there’s been no shortage of headaches. But for members of the print industry, the ongoing paper shortage may arguably be the biggest pain of them all.
State of the Industry: 2022 Outlook
Most virus restrictions have been lifted and business has returned, but the print and promo industry continues to grapple with the ongoing ripple effects of the pandemic: inflation, materials shortages, staffing challenges and more. Print + Promo Marketing Magazine breaks down five big issues to watch for the rest of 2022.
PRINTING United Alliance conducts research to help you gain perspectives on mitigating supply chain disruptions and offsetting risks.
The Supply Chain Crisis: How Deep, How Printers Are Responding, and Who Is Going to Win
The supply chain crisis has affected the printing industry as deeply as any recession. Consequences range from rampant cost inflation to clients moving from print to electronic alternatives. How are printing companies responding?
Stay informed with the latest news concerning supply chain developments impacting our industry.
Supply Chain Impacts on the Print Market - April 2022
A distributor’s strategic guide to navigating price increases by Navitor.
West Coast Port Labor Talks Start Tomorrow. Here's What's At Stake.
Officials from both parties have made it clear they aim to avoid disruption, but the talks will cover some difficult ground.
Sylvamo Confirms Russian Exit
Sylvamo has confirmed that it plans to sell off its Russian operations and is already in discussions with more than one potential buyer.
Supply Chains Are Increasingly Vulnerable. Can Forecasting Keep Up?
Advances in big data and cloud computing are improving the ability of AI to anticipate external forces and fluctuating market dynamics.
Under Armour is Canceling Orders Due to Supply Chain Issues
The company is working with vendors and customers to cancel planned orders affected specifically by supply chain delays, capacity issues and emergent COVID-19 impacts in China.
NAM Letter Supporting the Supply Chain Subtitle in the America COMPETES Act
May 10, 2022 - PRINTING United Alliance joined NAM in its support of the important provisions in the America COMPETES Act supply chain subtitle, including the Manufacturing Security and Resilience Program, as the legislation moves through the USICA-COMPETES conference process.
AF&PA Releases March 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report
According to the American Forest & Paper Association report, total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased three percent when compared to February 2022.
3 Strategies to Navigate Packaging Shortages
Shortages of packaging materials such as pallets, plastics, corrugate, metal and glass are wreaking havoc across supply chains, and it remains unclear when, or if, these constraints will subside.
Label Printer Goes Bust in Wake of UPM Supply Crisis
A long-established UK label printer has gone into administration with supply issues caused by the strike at UPM cited as one of the reasons for its failure.
Transportation Safety, Supply Chain Top Agenda for House Panel
House members who oversee transportation plan to reauthorize key safety and freight regulators this year, while pushing for legislation to alleviate supply-chain backups.
Successfully Navigating Current Supply Chain Disruptions
This National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) webinar covers how your business can successfully navigate supply chain disruptions.
Strike Ends at UPM Paper Mills in Finland After Labor Agreements Are Reached With Paperworkers' Union
UPM and the Paperworkers’ Union have agreed on first-ever business-specific collective labor agreements for five UPM businesses.
Flint Group: Cost Pressures, Unpredictable Supply Chain Conditions Continue to Disrupt Ink Industry
Printers, freight companies and suppliers of key raw materials were all adversely affected.
European Paper Packaging Braces for Impact of Ukraine Crisis
The European paper packaging sector is seeing huge uncertainties related to energy.