More oil production causing hiccups for supply chains

According to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, there has been a substantial increase in demand for the transportation of oil domestically. While this might seem like a good thing, it also appears to be creating some problems when it comes to successful accommodation: your supply chain might avoid some of these problems through good planning and by securing companies within it that can be counted on for timely responses.

The Journal notes that even though oil transportation by rail moved hundreds of thousands of gallons every day last year, a mismatch between supply and demand has left transportation options slow for multiple industries, causing backlogs to begin piling up.

Every part of the process that involves drilling, extracting, and shipping oil requires the finest of equipment to ensure safety. Last month, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that it was getting behind proposals from multiple government agencies to support better practices as part of a new "safety initiative," which would include more inspections and new technology like more functional braking systems.

A release on this development quoted the president of the AAR, Edward Hamburger, on the hope behind the initiative.

"We will continue to work with our safety partners – including regulators, our employees, our customers and the communities through which we operate – to find even more ways to reinforce public confidence in the rail industry's ability to safely meet the increased demand to move crude oil," he said.

But all of this depends on having the tools and CNC machine services ready to provide specially-tailored parts for important equipment. By reaching out to a specialist in this area, you can find someone who is aware of all the things your case in particular might need.