Womble Carlyle Supply Chain Management Blog

Following legal issues related to supply chain management.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Higher Gas Prices Putting Squeeze on Supply Chains

So as Summer gets here and we’re all gnashing our teeth about oil and gasoline prices as we try to head to the beach, the mountains, or elsewhere, I was interested to see Michael Koploy’s recent blog post discussing some very interest data on oil and gasoline prices and their effect on supply chain links.

The one that I found most interesting is that the cost to ship a load of tables and trade displays from Orlando to Seattle increased almost 32% from 2010 to 2011. While paying more at the pump is irritating to all of us as consumers, the effect of higher oil and gasoline prices on supply chains is truly eye opening.

- Greg Chabon