Report calls out ‘cocktail’ of supply chain issues

A complex ‘cocktail’ of supply chain pressures, availability of raw materials and recruitment issues is holding back UK industry says a new report.Crowe’s Summer Manufacturing Outlook, conducted in partnership with the Confederation of British Metalforming, revealed a mixed picture of optimism and the potential for reshoring, countered by long-running supply and labour issues. Some 88% of respondents admitted suffering from the price and availability of raw materials, while over 75% had experienced supply chain issues caused by the war in Ukraine, high inflation and ongoing issues with Brexit.
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