Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
To supply: To provide or furnish something, like snacks, wood, or nuclear weapons.
(Oil) supply: A quantity or reserve (of oil), (preferably olive).
Supply Chain: System of people and logistics moving materials and products from suppliers to customers.
Supplies in the news
Covid-related disruptions in the global supply chain including delays, shortages and increased prices are inconveniencing our consumption. That’s a bummer.
Will anyone be able to deliver my dog’s organic hemp shampoo? Bezos?
Know your supplies
School supplies: Paper, pencils, surgical masks, you know, for class.
Power supply: Make sure your phone outlasts your capacity to concentrate.
Medical Supplies: Bandages and alcohol. Doubles as a party gift.
Supply & Demand: The holy pillars of modern economics.
Solutions to supply chain problems
Increase self-sufficiency: Surely you’re capable of pasteurizing your own cheese.
Shop local: Your corner store probably sells advanced semiconductors.
Limit global pandemics: Sometimes the toughest problems have the simplest solutions.