The current supply chain disruptions are affecting commerce in some manner which leads to scarcities of products and labor globally. The research will show that supply chain issues are directly related to commerce and leadership which plays an important role in our economy. Supply chain operations are defined, and the different levels of supply chain activities are explained. Possible points of failure within the system as well as probable causes leading to empty shelves and unavailable products is explained in detail. The research describes how massive labor shortages, high petroleum prices, and shortages of essential sub-components has led to this crisis. Providing possible solutions or an insight into how leadership may be able to mitigate the supply chain issues. In summary, this project identified the many issues affecting the supply chain from pre-pandemic commerce leadership failures through current government mandates that directly affect the supply chain. Is the supply chain affecting commerce globally or is it just a local issue? What can leadership do to mitigate the effects to the supply chain both now and long term?

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2022

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

Document Type