There’s no doubt that supply chain disruptions in 2021 were brutal. According to Resilinc’s data compiled from its EventWatch monitoring system, supply chain disruptions were up 88% year-over-year, with 90% of disruptive events being human-caused.
So, the breakdown goes like this:
- 2021 saw the most factory fires ever recorded in a single year–1,946 factory fire alerts when out from Resilinc, up 129% year-over-year. Causes include gaps in regulatory and process execution and a shortage of warehouse skilled labor
- Supply shortages increased 452% year-over-year. This is the largest increase across all types monitored. Resilinc sent out 491 alerts, including a short supply of semiconductor chips, plastics, paper, and raw materials
- Although health disruptions (read COVID) lockdowns and restrictions fell 68% year-over-year, Resilinc still calls it “severe”
- Labor Disruption events increased 156% year-over-year
- Extreme Weather events increased 130% year-over-year
- Cyber Attack events increased 143% year-over-year
In 2021, Resilinc sent out 11,642 alerts about potential supply chain disruptions, an 88% increase over 2020.