Business class: Glass bottle shortage leaves US distillers high and dry
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Assess the importance of packaging for a product to businesses such as St Augustine Distillery
Using a supply and demand diagram, assess the potential operational and financial impacts on St Augustine of glass shortages
Explain one reason why a glass manufacturer would relocate from the USA to India
Calculate the percentage increase in Cedar Ridge’s shipping costs
Bottlenecks to global supply chains will encourage more producers of perishable goods to source materials such as glass bottles from local, rather than international suppliers. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Peter McGinn, Harton Academy
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