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.
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.
Rebuild the Wisconsin Paper, Pulp, and Forestry Industries
Wisconsin has a great opportunity with the embargo on Russia to supply Europe with pulp, paper and packaging materials, along with increasing U.S. production to support America.
More Paper Price Increases Flagged Up
A raft of new paper price increases are set to be rolled out in the next few weeks by papermakers who are continuing to battle rising costs of their own.
A Stalled Market
Transportation issues continue to clog ports and limit container availability, affecting the movement of OCC, and experts don’t know when the bottlenecks will finally dissipate.
FSC and PEFC Ban Russian and Belarusian Wood
FSC and PEFC have barred wood and timber from Russia and Belarus from their certified products, as a host of other industry suppliers go public with their stance against Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Navigating the Paper Supply Crisis
The issues currently affecting paper supplies are well-documented. Seismic changes in European capacity involving machine closures and mill conversions over the past four years have now taken effect.
Paper Covers Rock, But Where Is the Paper? Jumbo Roll Specialists Get Candid About Their Current Reality
Hostile market conditions have challenged the paper industry long before the pandemic dried up supplies.
Intergraf Spiralling Paper Prices and Shortages Damaging Print
Rising paper prices and lack of availability is stymying the print industry’s pandemic bounce back and is likely to cause permanent damage according to Intergraf.
Book Printing Market Outlook for 2022
As we move forward, economic and labor trends, along with supply chain issues, will affect our industry greatly.