Missouri Partnership CEO, Subash Alias, recently shared his thoughts with Business Facilities on how the pandemic exposed cracks in the modern supply chain. Check out the full article on “Linking the Global Supply Chain” here.
As companies across the country seek to untangle their supply chain snarls, states have stepped up their efforts to assist by connecting businesses that produce products and services with those that need them.
Many companies are taking a closer look at their entire supply chains, often exploring alternative sourcing opportunities for products and materials to avoid depending on imports from overseas. Others are building up extra supplies of key materials and finished goods to prepare for future potential disruptions, which is driving increased demand for manufacturers.
Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, agreed that the pandemic exposed cracks in the modern supply chain, causing delays that cut into companies’ bottom lines.
He noted that Missouri’s location in the center of the U.S. is a major benefit to companies searching for ways to get products to customers quickly and efficiently.
“Every U.S. Class 1 railroad runs through the state,” said Alias. “There are highways in every direction, putting more than 50% of the U.S. within a day’s drive. Missouri is home to the confluence of the two largest rivers in North America, the Missouri and the Mississippi, and the northernmost ice-free port on the Mississippi. Extensive options for companies to move products makes Missouri an ideal location for businesses opening a new distribution center.”
Companies like Amazon, Walgreens, Hallmark, and Chewy have all taken advantage of Missouri’s central location since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Find a full list of Missouri’s supply chain and logistics news here.