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Storm of Supply-Chain Disorder Worsens for U.S. Manufacturers

The storm of disorder in supply chains has intensified for U.S. manufacturers, with lead times on materials and equipment stretching to highs in April.

Figures from the Institute for Supply Management on Monday showed it’s taking an average 100 days to receive production materials, the longest in records dating back to 1987. For capital expenditures, the average commitment time rose to a whopping 173 days, matching the highest on record.