Storage Talk with CEO Tom Rogers: Planning and preparing for Supply Chain Challenges

October 25, 2021 4:48 pm

WPSS CEO Tom RogersSupply chain challengesCurrently, many find themselves challenged by supply chain issues.
Everyone wants to blame Covid-19, but there’s much more to the story. Prior to the pandemic, the system was already stretched. Here are just a few examples:


  • Demand for 3PL industry services had risen in the past decade due to an increased focus on logistics outsourcing  (MHI report)
  • The erosion of the U.S. “industrial commons” – the domestic capabilities needed to support development and production of critical goods (Harvard Business School)
  • Shortages in warehouse, distribution and transportation workers were becoming apparent globally, and particularly here in the U.S.  (MHI report)

Because of the way we at WPSS have carefully planned throughout the past years, because of our focus on primarily North American vendor partners and because we have also done some smart hustling—our supply chain has supported our manufacturing commitment though thick and thin.  Bottomline: we’re here to serve you.

So, if you are depending upon overseas suppliers, whose raw material providers have had intermittency, and who are depending upon ships whose number of routes have fallen or whose containers lay scattered about the globe, why not look locally or nationally—or buy within the shores of this continent?

We’ve been in this business a long time; we have lived through other tough business cycles so we have a lot of experience to draw upon—and specifically, supply chain knowledge.  We’re aware that our customers depend upon us and WPSS is doing its very best to meet those expectations even in light of present-day challenges.

Strengthen your supply chain—buy American—or North American. And consider buying WPSS.

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