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Although Hurricane Harvey has passed and Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves north, these catastrophic weather events are expected to wreak havoc on supply chains – especially pricing and deliveries – for weeks or even months, according to an Institute for Supply Management survey.

Two-thirds (67 percent) of survey respondents believe input materials pricing will be at least somewhat negatively impacted over the next three months, and more than one-fourth (27 percent) expect prices to be negatively or very negatively impacted, according to the survey, which focused on Harvey’s impact and was conducted before Irma hit the U.S.

More than half of respondents (56 percent) believe supplier deliveries will be at least somewhat negatively impacted over the next three

 

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