6 Charts Show The Effects Of Vietnam’s Lockdowns On Supply Chains

Vietnam may have ended one of its longest lockdowns in the pandemic era on Oct. 1, but supply chains are still reeling from the effects. Four months of increasing restrictions meant to abate a deadly pandemic took a toll on the country’s people, economy, and business partners. Canceled orders and product delays became the norm for U.S. businesses with suppliers in Vietnam, as COVID-19 cases overwhelmed the country. The country has since reopened, but manufacturers are now concerned of a new labor shortage after thousands of migrant workers — many of whom lost their jobs during the lockdowns — left the country once restrictions were lifted. Here’s a look back at how the restrictions unfolded and the mounting effects on business, in six charts. Read more at Retail Dive.