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 conducts research to help you gain perspectives on mitigating supply chain disruptions and offsetting risks.
Latest Survey Sheds Light on Supply Chain Crisis for Substrates, Consumables
To get the facts on the supply chain crisis, PRINTING United Alliance recently launched the Printing Industry Supply Chain Conditions Survey. Nearly 200 companies, including commercial printers, graphic and sign producers, apparel decorators, functional printers, and package printers/converters, have …
Stay informed with the latest news concerning supply chain developments impacting our industry.
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.
Looking Back: How the Pandemic and Extreme Weather Events Changed the Supply Chain
To optimize effective supply chain visibility, one must look back on recent events to understand the glaring deficiencies that were exposed.
Examining Paper Shortages and Publishing Worker Unrest
The publishing industry faces continuing supply chain issues and paper shortages while another set of challenges have appeared in early 2022, employee resignations and work/life balance.
UPM Strike: Despair as Union Rejects Proposals
Printers and print buyers are in despair after the Finnish Paperworkers' Union rejected the four UPM strike settlement proposals on the table.
U.S. Inflation Jumped 8.5 Percent in Past Year, Highest Since 1981
Prices have been driven up by bottlenecked supply chains, robust consumer demand and disruptions to global food and energy markets worsened by Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Russian War Worsens Fertilizer Crunch, Risking Food Supplies
The war has pushed up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and has led to severe sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizer.
Gartner Identifies Three Actions for CPOs to Navigate Packaging Shortages
Supply instability and rising costs prompt chief procurement officers to adopt new approaches to ensure enough materials such as pallets, plastics, corrugate, metal and glass.
Can a Label Shortage Bring Global Supply Chains to a Halt?
If retailers, manufacturers, and transportation providers can’t get paper labels, the entire supply chain could quickly reach a crisis, and even grind to a halt.
Four Ways to Unshackle the Supply Chain
COVID-19 has caused many supply chain challenges, but being proactive and aggressive can help manufacturers reduce potential headaches. Four tips are highlighted.
UPM Strike Extended Again
Strike action at UPM will run for an unprecedented four months, after the Paperworkers’ Union announced a further extension until 30 April.
New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 dockworkers who may soon strike
In a world contending with no end of economic troubles, a fresh source of concern now looms: the prospect of a confrontation between union dockworkers and their employers at some of the most critical ports on earth.