Tech metals supply, among many others, has been disrupted by the pandemic. Metals production is expected to decrease by one-third compared to last year. Demand however, is soaring, both to meet the production of our daily tech personal goods but also to answer the renewable-energy industry development.
Consequences? Highly volatile prices and fierce competition to secure the supply.
Among the solutions suggested in this very instructive article, sourcing practices are key: source diversification, use of alternative materials and waste recycling.
Another illustration of how complex our current supply-chains can be.