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'Just-In-Time' Manufacturing Played A Part In Paper Towel Shortage

Paper towels, toilet paper and other shortages caused by the pandemic were inventory problems waiting to happen. The empty shelves -- which continue today -- were caused by U.S. companies’ "just-in time" manufacturing. “The situation isn’t likely to abate soon, because producers have no plans to build new manufacturing capacity,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “The central piece of the machinery needed to make paper towels takes years to assemble.”

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