Why There Really Is a Toilet Paper Shortage

It’s easy to assume that the toilet paper shortage in the U.S. is caused by panic buying and hoarding but there really might be a supply problem.

Where We’ve Been Scrambling For Eggs

Whereas toilet paper shortages have been in the news, the headlines could also have included surging egg demand, especially in Israel.

The Problem With Cheap Oil

Perhaps it’s the perfect storm for crude oil prices. Grounded planes, consumer lockdowns, and skyrocketing unemployment all add up to less need for oil. Meanwhile, with the Saudis gushing crude, supply is soaring. So yes, when you combine less demand…

What Will Happen to Restaurant Food?

As business closings multiply, redeploying food from restaurants to supermarket consumers has required changes along the supply chain.

How (Not) to Eliminate Face Mask Shortages

Whether looking at rationing, price caps, trade restrictions, or the market, the problem of face mask shortages is tough to solve.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About Oil

With the price of crude plunging, oil supply facts can provide insight about its production, consumption, and significance.

Why We Want Higher Face Mask Prices

Rather than gouging or profiteering, higher prices are best described as the incentives we need to boost the world’s face mask supply.

How the 737 MAX Could Change Your Vacation Plans

Because 737 MAX demand from American and other airlines was large, grounding the plane has created huge flight disruptions.

A Global Look at the 737 MAX

More than a U.S., airplane, the Boeing 737 MAX is made from components that come from the 600 companies in its global supply chain.

How Hershey Kisses and COPEC Are Like Oil and OPEC

Hershey kisses and COPEC might be like petroleum and OPEC if the Ivory Coast and Ghana are able to elevate cocoa bean prices.