Six months after the formation of the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, its members and President Joe Biden convened for a final time in 2021, on Dec. 22.
At the meeting, supply chain executives and cabinet members touted progress in relieving port congestion, stocking store shelves and boosting the workforce.
“The much-predicted crisis didn’t occur,” Biden said, referring to dire warnings in the fall that inventory may not make it to store shelves in time for the holidays. “Packages are moving. Gifts are being delivered. Shelves are not empty.”
The president and the task force members relayed several facts and figures to illustrate the strides made so far in alleviating supply chain snarls.