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Manufacturing Rebound Has Suppliers Struggling to Keep Up – The Wall Street Journal

Rising demand means higher prices and long waits for steel, lumber and other materials needed by manufacturers



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A quicker-than-expected recovery in U.S. manufacturing is resulting in supply disruptions and higher costs for materials used in products meeting increased demand.
Prices for steel, aluminum, lumber and other materials are rising in response to higher order volumes. Commodity supply chains are now clogged with orders, causing some producers to add weekend hours and overtime for employees. Orders that took a week or two to fill during the summer now require six to eight weeks, according to manufacturers…

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