California Drought: A Supply Chain Disruption Not Easily Avoided

No one before or since Noah has celebrated a drought, and yes, the drought in California is affecting supply chains. Guy Courtin explains in an article at ZDNet. The first area affected is agriculture, as the state’s farms use 80 percent of their water. People are being forced to pare water usage wherever they can, leading to discussions of whether to move crop growth out of state. But crops require specific weather conditions, which makes this solution not so simple. A third area impacted by the drought is manufacturing, as, “By some estimates, it takes 80,000 gallons of water to produce on automobile, 700 gallons of water for one cotton shirt, and 24 gallons of water for 1 lb. of plastic.” We need to rethink the way we do business given more limited resources. You can read the full article here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/california-drought-supply-chain-disruption-that-isnt-easily-avoided/

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