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.
The Supply Chain Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse
A seemingly endless supply chain crunch has fueled interest in tech that promises to track problems or predict where new ones might occur.
WPCF Warns on Paper Shortage Endangering Industry Rebound
Members of the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) have warned that the current paper shortages are endangering the sector's rebound after the coronavirus pandemic.
What to Say to Customers about Supply Chain-Driven Shortages and Delays
It's important that customers have confidence in their supplier’s ability to proactively manage disruptions, so let them know what actions you are taking today, and keep them updated on longer-term strategy.
Supply Chain, Rising Raw Material Costs and Workforce Shortages Top Concerns for Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers released its Q1 2022 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, which shows manufacturers’ significant concerns around inflation, hiring and potential tax increases.
Packaging Industry Faces "Catastrophic" Economic Blows as Russia Threatens to Block Oil and Gas Exports
The packaging industry could be facing “catastrophic” price rises for oil and gas, as Russia threatens to cut off all supplies to Europe.
How is the War in Ukraine Affecting the Paper and Pulp Industry?
It will come as no surprise to readers that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has negatively affected the supply of raw materials used in packaging throughout Europe.
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.