Dealing effectively with shortages

"Right now, there just aren’t enough cheap sources of chicken and turkey due to the bird flu pandemic, there is an ongoing shortage of aluminum, and there is a shortage of factory workers."

Shortages of many critical items needed for businesses as well as households have become chronic and some experts (real ones) see shortages getting worse soon. This week I'm discussing this problem and how it can be mitigated using debt. Most of the businesses I work with now are all having to make adjustments on 1. What they buy 2. when they buy and 3. who they buy from.

I won't speculate as to why the supply chains on basic items like food and energy are being disrupted but many of the problems causing the disruptions seem to be on purpose. That's right, it looks like somebody (somewhere) actually wants these shortages to occur. I can only speculate as to the reason that might be but here is an example of what I mean:

"According to an April 14th announcement from CF Industries, Union Pacific is halting the delivery of fertilizer shipments right in the middle of peak planting season for farmers. CF Industries warns that, “railroad-mandated shipping reductions [will] result in nitrogen fertilizer shipment delays during the spring application season and that it [will] be unable to accept new rail sales involving Union Pacific for the foreseeable future.

These self inflicted disruptions can only be the result of abject stupidity, (I mean, who purposefully decides to restrict fertilizer to farmers right before planting season?) Or otherwise there is a plan to create shortages for reasons I can't even fathom.

It is true historically speaking that food shortages don't happen often in this country and it is absolutely unprecedented that a sitting president actually announces that they're coming as President Biden did last week. That has never happened before and understandably so because announcing to the public that they are about to experience food shortages would probably cause panic hoarding making the problem worse.

Unless they want them to happen of course.

So planning your business around shortages requires capital. Sometimes you may need that capital in the form of debt so you're cash flow isn't all tied up in inventory or down payments for goods not yet received.

My VLOC - (Virtual Line of Credit) is an unsecured, signature capital facility available in 48 hours without collateral and has a performance rather than a personal guarantee. You can take as much or little as your business requires on the same terms and even re-borrow funds already paid back if needed.

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