Delivery difficulties and price increases for intermediate products, raw materials and energies affect companies in all industries. In addition to increased demand, the reasons for this are insufficient production capacities anda also transport problems and production losses at suppliers. This results in new challenges. In addition to higher purchase prices, longer waiting times and increased planning effort, companies also have to accept sales losses, as orders are postponed or even rejected. They must respond to the new circumstances. In addition to price increases of products and increased inventory, new suppliers are often taken on or locations relocated in order to maintain production and sales.
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