What is a supply chain bottleneck? Imagine it’s a normal day and you’re headed to the grocery store to stock up. All of a sudden, you can’t find that last item on your list. You walk around the store searching from top to bottom, and you swear you saw this product the last time you went shopping. After a while of fruitless searching, you end up asking the staff for help. With a few steps and turns, you find the product.
Suddenly, when checking out the cashier finds the card reader isn’t working and scrambles to find a manager to fix it. For a long time, you stand there with your groceries, waiting for the staff to fix the issue. Once resolved, they apologize for the long delay, and you’re on your way. However, when you leave the store, it starts to rain. You scramble to get to your car without getting too wet. Inside your vehicle, your hair is soaked but your groceries are okay.