Covid disruptions make the case for short supply chains which 3D printers can deliver

The Ever Given vessel that blocked the Suez Canal is at the heart of current global supply chains

Shane Hassett

The Covid pandemic disrupted global transport and has led to more than a year of unpredictable factory shutdowns. Any Irish company involved in manufacturing or retail has felt the deep discomfort of being at the most vulnerable, extreme end, of a global supply chain buckling under the strain.