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Transcript: Why the World Is Experiencing a Supply Chain Nightmare

A view of dislodging the stuck container ship 'Ever Given' on the Suez Canal, in Egypt, on March 26, 2021. 
Photographer: Anadolu Agency/Anadolu

The world’s supply chains are a mess. There are shortages in a bunch of different goods and components, which are getting further compounded by massive delays and gridlock in shipping and other forms of transport. On this episode of Odd Lots, we speak with Ryan Peterson, the CEO of Flexport, which makes software that helps companies manage their supply chains. You can find the episode here. Transcripts have been lightly edited for clarity.

Tracy Alloway:
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Odd Lots podcast. I’m Tracy Alloway.