The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an excellent article called “Why Is the Supply Chain Still So Snarled? We Explain, with a Hot Tub” that describes the supply chain management challenges of a Utah-based manufacturer of hot tubs called Bullfrog Spas due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent supply chain disruptions. The article illustrates the supply chain for one of the company’s high-end models and gives examples of how the 1,850 parts used to produce the finished good product are manufactured and combined into subassemblies by a variety of suppliers across the globe before final assembly occurs in the company’s Herriman, UT factory and product is shipped to customers.

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