Supply chain problems

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Backing local manufacturing

By Nick Collins 1 December 2021, Build 187

Nick Collins, outgoing Chief Executive, Metals New Zealand, says with COVID-19 revealing the fragility of supply chains and as the shift to a low-emission economy gathers pace, the government should back and incentivise local product procurement.

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In short supply

By James MacQueen 1 April 2021, Build 183

James MacQueen, Partner and Head of Construction and Real Estate at business and advisory services company BDO, says that, with supply lines under pressure, dealing with the consequent problems requires planning, flexibility and perhaps some change in attitude.

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In short supply

By David Hindley 1 June 2021, Build 184, Feature article

An extraordinary number of trends and events have coincided, causing unprecedented chaos in the supply chain for construction materials. Some trends have their origins decades ago, and others are likely to continue their impact well into the future.

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