WWEMA Window: What Can Utilities Do About Supply Chain Disruptions?

As a manufacturer who has served the waterworks industry for 25+ years, I can honestly say nothing compares to the supply chain disruptions we are currently experiencing. Contractors, utilities, and ultimately our fellow citizens are having to pay more while waiting longer. But manufacturers are not happy either. Most organizations are built to say “yes.” Delays, backorders, rapidly increasing costs, etc. are not normal operations. So, what happened in 2021 and what can we do to fix it?