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Rob Handfield Explains Cause, Impact of Reduced Traffic in Panama Canal

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Rob Handfield, Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at Poole College, talks to Steve Inskeep on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about the bottleneck caused by reduced traffic through the Panama Canal.

“As you know, there are really just two large canals that impact … really act as bottlenecks to global shipping, and that’s the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal,” Handfield says during the broadcast. “So when one of them has a 36% drop in capacity, from roughly 38 per day down to 24 ships per day, you get a backup.”

Listen to the full interview (or read the transcript) on NPR.

This post was originally published in Poole Thought Leadership.