Supply Chain Disruptions
The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in nearly every sector of the global economy. While vulnerabilities in the supply chain ecosystem were exposed, the weaknesses were preexisting. Lessons learned from industry leaders reveal sweeping commonalities and shared stressors. Recent trends in consumer behavior and industry investment provide a clearer understanding of supply chain trajectories and can help inform ongoing freight mobility planning efforts. Texas has a vested interest in maintaining a healthy supply chain ecosystem. Goods movement is the central driving force of the Texas economy. The state’s ability to remain a global economic leader depends upon a thriving supply chain ecosystem fueled by a strong, reliable, and efficient freight network.