How will vaccine mandates for truckers affect a fragile supply chain? Expert available to comment

As Canada and the United States finalize vaccine policies for truckers the effect of the potential mandates on already fragile supply chains could be significant.

Western University expert Fraser Johnson believes that there will be an increase in delays and shortages and is available to comment on the effect on the supply chain.

“This will unquestionably have a ripple effect on the supply chain. In the short term we can expect to see an increase in delays and costs,” said Johnson, professor with the Ivey Business School at Western University.

He believes that sectors such as automotive, retail and food distribution in southwestern Ontario could be particularly affected.

Johnson is the Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair at the Ivey Business School, where he teaches courses in supply chain management and operations. He is also the Director of the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index, one of the most widely watched and utilized indicators of future economic activity in Canada.

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.

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