Instability in delivery dates
The return after the lockdowns has unveiled factories that struggle to re-hire their skilled employees, as several people have changed their lives and priorities and they are not willing to return to their jobs. Some of them fear for their health, others have changed their priorities or their homes, especially in Asian factories where internal immigration for work was a common practice.
The shortage of labor power has created instability in the readiness of the production lines, especially in Asian factories where the state of China has not provided transparent information about the COVID19 status.
Therefore, we have seen several times a promised delivery date to be postponed for a future date as the local economy of the factory is facing lockdowns or other deteriorating measures. Officially China is COVID-free but practically they fight with the pandemic.