Plan needed for possible omicron supply shortage threat

Brent Melville
Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Plan needed for possible omicron supply shortage threat
Empty shelves are a common sight in Australia, as omicron cases keep workers home. (Image: J Howden)
Brent Melville
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
The transport and logistics sector is warning the government not to overreact once omicron cases start ratcheting up, and adopt pragmatic solutions to protect the nation’s supply chains.Freight industry representatives are known to have met with ministry of transport officials earlier this week to discuss likely scenarios, but more importantly, to plan for the impact of a reduced workforce.Nick Leggett, chief executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting NZ, said the plan is to do “more with less workers”. That could include...

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