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and the supply chain situation isn't looking great. which might of course, consumers to change holiday shopping have it. we'll talk about what we can expect this coming season. and then speaking of supply chain constraints, coupled with inflation and the economy struggling to recover from the pandemic. how does the highly lucrative holiday retail season look feel to their panel, the factual today? so let's get to it. and we leave the program with something that we have heard so much about recently, strained, global supply chains have contributed to rising prices. they've also made it very difficult to get products as we head into the crucial holiday shopping season retailers and consumers the like are feeling the impact, whether it be good stuck at port or sitting in warehouse is waiting to be delivered . analysts predict supply chain disruptions will be here beyond the holiday shopping season, leaving shoppers with numerous out of stock messages well in $22002.00. joining us now discuss the latest in the supply chain. this is kevin jackson. he's the host of
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digital transformers on supply chain. now. thank you so much for joining us, kevin. now we, i have heard a lot about of different reasons for the supply chain issues. what are the reasons you are seeing or her role? thank you for having younger show, but as a whole, the industry has not responded recently to technology trends. this includes a fair hearing to expand their motor channel in honor channel, customer support capabilities. supply chain channel kiners really need to have visibility into their entire supply chain situation to ensure you're finishing your production programs for on top of delivery and enhance customer satisfaction. yeah, so kevin, you know, we're talking about the supply chain issues. they really kicked off in the beginning of, of early october, right. but, but let's go back even before that,
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because really into the summer we started to see this pile up of shipping containers really off of 2 port to support along beach in the port of los angeles. right. and these ports obviously have been clogged up now for months. we have and i'm getting some numbers here just in the most recent numbers. 84 shipping containers that are now sitting in the water waiting to get into port, which by the way is now in new. hi. so it's not like that's gotten better. 65000 shipping containers are in port but are empty and they can't get back out. so we, what we see is this continued struggle right now in terms of, of how much of this this funnel has been clogged up. and it doesn't seem to be getting better, even though there's a, there's a, a white house task force that's been assigned to this. even though the rules surrounding the time that these ports are open has changed. why is it taking so long to get this particular situation? in long beach and los angeles, why is it taking so long to fix this was really
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inadequate planning and forecasting and or dependency on using what's happened in the past to predict what's happening today. that sort of looking in the past is not helpful because the president has change be before the tomorrow. at spec, a normal consumer, but consume returns to nothing but normal. there's also been huge shares in government, mineral regulations that have been driven by changes in pandemic protocols due to local law surges and rapidly changing travel restrictions. and this have in turn, caused huge fluctuations in transport cost. shipping container costs for instance, have exploded, followed 10800 percent. and also there are container and yard management
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factors like port congestion that you just talked about. and labor shortage for truck and rail transport is really shipped the industry heart. and i'm going to kinda propose the question has been here because, you know, we have talked about this issue at great length on this show and sometimes best bet and peers as an analyst. i've just got to set that up for you here. but then you've often contended that this number one is a less of a global supply chain. it's more of a us supply chain issue. and there's one thing that you've kind of pointed out many times to solve this problem. we could get them off of the west coast ports and move them in to say the gulf of mexico and florida. how do you see that working? yeah, well, there's a couple of things i think are fairly interesting here. one is a 40 percent of all shipping containers to enter the united states come through these 2 ports as we mentioned before, port los angeles and the port of long beach. so that's obviously just
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a problem in and of itself to have so much of these cargo containers coming through such a small geographical area. but here's the thing i just mentioned. 84 container ships are now sitting in the water off of the coast, waiting to get into port. now, the question that i posed before is why not re route many of those container ships to other locations, send them to florida, send them to the gulf of mexico. why not move them to other ports where, where would make sense to get them in? i've actually checked how long this would take. it takes 2 weeks, essentially from los angeles. you go down to the panama canal, come back up on the other side. and now you've got florida, and you've got the, the gulf of mexico. and i guess kevin, let me then take that brings question and i'll toss it to you. so i've been saying this for weeks now. why doesn't this happen? it makes perfect sense to me that it would happen. why are the ships continuing to wait? because some have been waiting for months and it with 84 container ship sitting there right now we're talking about what another 6 months worth of unloading to
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take place. why not move them to florida? why not move them to new orleans? why not move them to, to the gulf coast and get them into port so they can start to be distributed around the country. works morning, jackson, getting a ship to a por, port has to be prepared to ship that. sure. that's called infrastructure. you need to be able to off load the containers, you need, i have enough people to offload containers. you have to have a war that's actually larger. now some of the container ships can only go into specially designed port and also somebody's ships have huge drafts. so if you look at the amount of water and ship needs in order to just get into to for, it may not be available. so there's a lot more in just moving to another port. so let me ask you this real quick. so is
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there any reason to believe that these there are no other ports that can do this, and the only reason i'm asking if i know the florida governor, randa santos has made several statements that where he says, look, florida, the ports are open. we can handle this, we have the ability to we have the crew and the staffing. remember when, when president might have mentioned that the portal, los angeles and for the long beach, were going to be open 24 hours a day. and they were going to be staff differently than they had been in the past 7 days a week. descent it says in florida, that's already the case. all of their ports are already open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. so i'm just curious. do you know that, that these ports couldn't handle this? so i don't know if the port credit, but each of the companies themselves may have internal string break. and remember, these companies have not been, have not been prepared to actually transition to different port. that is
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a issue there should be much better advanced planning and there's also been a big shift where to off sean show this issue is really driving a lot of changes in decisions with respect to the so often of these products. the other thing is that many organizations only have single suppliers, as opposed to having multiple suppliers, decker, the needed products from multiple locations, both off shorn and mir, showing needs to be addressed. and i want to go ahead and bring in another guest here, britain, lad, global strategy and supply chain consult. he's joining us now as well. britain, we're talking about the solution to all of the world's problems when it comes to
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global supply chain. and whether or not we can move some of these container ships that are basically parked off of the port of los angeles and part of long beach, can't we move them somewhere else, whether that be to the east coast or even north? what is your make? what do you make this? certainly now i agree with what our guests have been saying that it's, it's a challenge to do that. he's right. some of the ships out to, to shallow the draft. ah, there's also the fact that some of the ships are too large, the pole in the sports. but the big thing is this. i have spoken with the bi demonstration, i've spoken with the press about this. and the thing that i recommended to them is that they need to fix the problem where the problem exists and that is the west coast. and what i've argued is that there is no reason why the u. s. military cannot be asked to be involved in this to where they provide the trucks, the trailers, the drivers, and that special permission be given to a lot of the drivers currently serving in the military to be able to drive these
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trucks without the appropriate chauffeur's driver's license that many of the civilian drivers have, and i'm not talking about putting them on their states or anything like that, but be able to have them work at the port be able to have them help and getting these containers unloaded dredging these, these for these containers to local travel facilities and things like that, because what i've argued to the vitamin restoration is at this truly is a crisis. this is not a problem, it is a crisis. and those military absolutely should be able to assess and take care of this. and the other thing that i want to distress, and i've stressed as to the binding ministration, is that the other ports are now starting to get a tremendous backlog. they to are starting to fill up. the last thing we want as a country is a court system that is unable to be able to to be unable to unload ships, unload the containers. this should have been already fixed. and so my advice to the by the ministration remains getting u. s. military involved in us, and let's set
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a goal of having those ships unloaded within a matter of a month or 2, not 6 months or anything like that. this really is a much bigger prices than people realize when you talk about getting the u. s. military of all, let's be clear, that's a, that's a different proposal than the proposal that's been made about getting the national guard involved. obviously with national guard comes in many of those, you know, guys would, and men and women would already. busy be truck drivers in their civilian life, and then they, they also work in the national guard. you're talking about active duty military to be able to transport goods and to be able to move the empty shipping containers correct. direct. now they certainly would be supported by the national guard, but here's the problem. i've done an evaluation of the available guard units, and there simply is not enough civilian truck drivers that are within the guard units. and so we're actually looking at a smaller number of people who could be as a, could assist with this. but also when i'm talking about the u. s. military,
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i'm talking about giving this problem the attention it deserves. this is not something i believe is really best set up for the guard to handle. this is something where i say president biden should have an executive order. worked with the department of defense, the secretary to fans, and say last allocate the necessary men women and equipment to get those containers unloaded off those ships, get those containers out of the ports. the big problem, no one's talking about, is there several 100000 containers sitting right there in the ports to day. so they're actually running out of room to bring off containers in put into the for. so we've got to clean that backlog out and being able to leverage military equipment to do this and allow these trucks to operate on the roads, which they're normally not allowed to do except in times of national defense and, and war. so i say give them the authority they need to do that. this is really a great opportunity from a bite and ministration to do something good and have the military help them and
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say, we're cleaning this up, we're cleaning the other ports up. we're going to do an away that's a little extreme to some people, but i've analyzed that this is what i do for living. i run models and i, i basically do a research on these topics. i served in the marines for 6 years. so i've been involved in these types of operations before, and to me, this is not best suited for the national guard and reserve. this really should be active duty military and one other thing. in addition to the problem at the poor, we're also running into all kinds of shortages in the stores. and i'd argued to the vitamin ministration that we need our own version of the marshall plan. where in world war 2, we flew all kinds of products to europe. we need to leverage our military to go around the globe and be bringing a lot of the products we're running in the shortages of here now. and let's start stockpiling those. i don't think the average individual realizes just how severe this really is. and now kevin, obviously breton, came in and he threw a whole nother wrench in the works of ideas here. what do you make of that, kevin?
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so 1st of all, not current international god certainly could be activated to help there it will require both the governor and the national government to collaborate on that. you would also have to look at other means of transportation like rail to help reduce the the backup at all. busy of the port. so those are certainly options that should be explored. kevin jackson, host of digital transformers that supply fe now and britain, lad, global strategy and supply chain consulting. thank you both for joining. it's fascinating conversation. we'll do it again soon. thank you. my it's, i'm now for a quick break, but when we come back, so we've taken a look at the products,
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getting the doors will get insight into what retail might look like during the holiday shopping season with our expert panel right back with this approach, this with so cool, double membrane stretches, which i like fax, which capture pushes aside, applies them and then deliver them to all the incinerator of the cell, the license and for degradation. so that's what we'll talk to g and mm. us dollars, world reserve currency. the days are numbered there, those even the big client community that held on hope that somehow the u. s. dollar well remain on the world stage. but it's hillary clinton herself, points out the coin is essentially undermining or destroying the u. s. dollar because the u. s. dollar can't hold its purchasing power because it's via money, and they'll pay out money over the past 300 years. has ever gave trading,
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i'm in here in the united states has been going on since about october, but we have reached the season officially. we have to ask the question, how different will this holiday season be from years past? thanks to supply kit, sit train constraints, as well as a pandemic recovery that is coming much slower than expected. yeah, it is a question of what is retail can actually look like? well, it will look like this year to shop compared to years past. and what is the new normal is, is there a new normal? joining us now to discuss this bar before professor retailing and consumer science at the university of houston and the yamani associate professor at the darden school of business at the university of virginia. thank you both for being here. so barbara, let's begin with you prior to everything that has happened over the past 2 years, retail was let's face. it was already struggling in comparison to e commerce. we know that brick and mortar has been struggling for a number of years now, and e commerce was rising. but how much worse has it gotten for brick and mortar? as a result of what we've been through for the past 2 years,
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where we think we have experienced a lot of growth in an online shopping. we expect this season will be about 20 percent of total retail shop. that means 75 percent of what is spent will be spent in physical stores who are expecting a strong monroe best retail season. national retail federation suggests will be up maybe 8 and a half, 10 and half percent over 2020. and that signals the strong season over there. we've obviously, you know, spend, like been said about the last 18 months to 2 years kind of inside. obviously people are opening up more and more today. but is it possible that there could be some sort of kind of online fatigue taking place and people will actually want to get outside and shop this or do we see any of that or are, are there really stuck in their phones and computers? yes, you would see some of it, but not so much probably because of being stuck on you want to come to your dues,
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but probably because when you're making a purchase for $50.00 and it does not show up on the day that you one day like someone's birthday, anniversary of party christmas. then people are going to start getting ready, novas. so you're going to see some sections off populations. ready going backing to the stores, just to get that certainty that you're going to be able to find this particular item is going to come, but does cool. that's a check box that's checked off from the nist. the other please that you might see something like this is let's see, i am going to pick up indoor decorating blanks. i want to see how that space looks right online is not exactly great. so something like that. and that interaction that advice is something people would want, but everything else from data jones. ready to toilet paper to hoodies. i don't
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sequencing mostly from the unlikely simply because it's just too simple, too easy. you've gotten to used it well and i definitely understand your point, but it also seems with the can the supply chain constraints that we've been talking about. there's such a little of a guarantee that that item will actually be in the store at this point as well. so that's, that's where things are becoming more and more difficult these days. now barbara, all these notes, how much is inflation and rising costs of pretty much everything impacting this going into effect due to those retail numbers? well, we'll see some differences in prices a little bit higher price for the product itself, little higher price for the, for the transportation to get it to the consumer. and then of course the later, so shortage, the tight labor market is also playing in substantially us. so we may see some higher prices, but retailers are really trying very hard to keep retail prices in line with what consumers are happy to be pay regardless of the holidays aside for
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a minute here as, as we will soon move in to 2022, which is kind of unbelievable that we're there already. it appears as inflation though, is not transitory. we kept hearing that right in flesh as transitory is not gonna stick around. it looks like it's going to stick around and maybe even for years to come, which also means the cost of everything is going to go up and it's going to stay up . now we've heard people say, well, doesn't really matter, right? because people have more money in their bank accounts and so they can afford it. number one, how long can they afford it? and number 2, what consumers need to consider based upon this idea that the cost of everything is not only up, but it may stay up for the foreseeable future. that's her, that he good for. and i think it, oh, glen else prices. so he see a sticker shop on eggs on gasoline, right. we're not really mindful about it. i mean, i see that that means holiday season between between landscaping and christmas. that'll be less good. we'll get into the black. that's in a lot of seats. and
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a bunch of the supply chain issues with the a pig on the back, it is gonna come to consumers on the front end, which means you're going to. ready see prices creep up on you fi cents on eggs and cents on meg dodge and everything that we use on an everyday basis. there's going to be a pleasant date update on it, which is going to leave less in the bus when you get into spring next year. i don't even know was prepared for it. there is going to be still a section of the population that is going to be okay with the hot the padding the handle place to absorb that inflation. but when you're talking about everyday mainstream brokers, you add those swipe was a big is up including then what is your rent on utilities every month plus a date. there's going to be a lot less discretionary. ready spending happening in those actually that that's what i mean by thing and i'd be mindful about it. absolutely. and barbara armina,
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you know, it seems like, you know, i'm going back to the holidays here. it seems like shopping begins earlier in earlier every year. and now that we have had the supply chain constraints, we haven't seen, you know, big numbers in october as we've talked about. i mean, is that all being pushed by this? are people actually just getting out sooner? and, you know, when we get into mid december, there's gonna be a lot of empty shelves to look at. well, the numbers tell us that 4 times as many shoppers expected to shop earlier than they usually do. and retailers, of course that's good, it extends the selling season. consumers buy early and then they also buy late. so up with an advantage to both consumers and retailers, i think it'll happen a longer selling season, and simmers are to some extent ready to be out in around with people. and shopping is a tradition for many. and so that's part of the holiday experience. but i, i do think there is a concern for some people. certainly you're not going to have necessarily that,
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you know, some of those big christmas items, like we have with the p s 5 last year and some of those, those bigger items. but one of the things that took place, i think it was fairly interesting, was there was such a delay for people trying to get some of those big electronic items last year because you couldn't find them in stores. and then when you went online bots were buying them all up. and so i, i, i heard from a lot of people that there is fatigue with the idea of trying to hurry and buy things online. because they don't want to compete with bots that give you the last word her with absolutely on the bonnie of not having it in dine makes you want to fight always what it odds are dos is not very short on what exactly you might want to on this hitch, which means that you're not going to just be buying one, you're going in with a category in mind. so you're saying i want delivery. sions. and i might want a couple of sound by systems. along with it,
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i'm not really sure which one little i'm going to buy because there's a big blacking or that it's not going to be available to go. but the big tv because i done and i wanted it on the 2nd one. so come january about to see a big i've opened up software, dallas coming up nearby. that's an invalid across the system. but but consumers are playing safe. yeah. anything related back, they're buying a whole lot of things on hit us dying. much more than what indeed barbara stuart, professor of each ebony consumer science at the university of houston and b yamani, associate professor at garden school, the business university of virginia. thank you both. thank you. and that's it for this time you get boom. but the on demand on the portable tv app available on smartphones and tablets through google play in the apple app store by searching portable tv and portable tv can also be downloaded on the smart song, smart tv and roku devices, or simply check it out at portable dot tv. the next time o
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