and with this uptick, shortages have come roaring back, not that they went away. i see many small indications that there is very little slack left after 2 years of uncertainty with parts on backorder for months, no spares left, and high staff turnover. and one shop with delays from parts and staff could be a delayed input into another shop which then becomes delayed in turn. even if the virus suddenly went away and port congestion cleared, these backlogs will take a long time to get back to where they were.

@deluge I can't help but read your posts sometimes in the voice of like a news reporter or weatherperson forecasting signs of collapse

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