Can you remember—many months ago—the multitude of things we were promised with the dawning of the Joe Biden administration? Peace, prosperity, a renewed standing in the world order?
What about a supply chain on the brink of collapse and major U.S. corporations having to shift to a 24-hour workday to avoid that catastrophe? Well we certainly have that last one:
Major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to address the global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.
The White House announced the update ahead of President Biden's meeting with stakeholders, including Walmart CEO John Furner, FedEx Logistics CEO Udo Lange and UPS President of U.S. Operations Nando Cesarone, to discuss collective efforts to address global transportation supply chain bottlenecks on Wednesday.
"The supply chain is essentially in the hands of the private sector, so we need the private sector to step up to help solve these problems. Three of the largest goods carriers in the country, Walmart, FedEx and UPS, will make commitments towards moving to 24/7, working during off peak hours," a senior administration official said.
Soooo less than a year into this administration, how exactly are things going over there?
Seriously, though—it's actually pretty great that the private sector is stepping up to address this issue.
It does not speak well to the Biden White House, on the other hand, that the issue ever came to bear in the first place!
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