Happy New Year from all of us at US Futaba. What does your business have in store for 2022? We hope this newsletter can help with your plans.
We’ll be going over design trends, the latest information on supply chain, and more so you can stay informed and prepared for whatever the next 365 days brings your way!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at my email, email@example.com.
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With a new year comes new styles! With this guide from Wood Industry, you can refresh your kitchen with a fresh color palette:
Dark-painted colors are trending hot, inspired by dark carbon, zinc, graphite, and charcoal elements. Many of these emerging dark paint colors have blue and green undertones, which is no surprise to the trend experts.
2022’s colour of the year is Evergreen Fog [SW 9130], which is classified as the perfect green-gray. Our trend experts thought it deserved a special mention for the 2022 kitchen trends as a great organic-inspired accent colour for walls, art, and decorative accessories.
Dark wood stains and cabinets like Fusion Briquette, also known as Urban Bronze, which was their colour of the year for 2021 and pair perfectly with Evergreen Fog. Dark colours have been trending upwards for the past three to four years, so our trend experts have kept them on the list again for 2022.
FreightWaves writers look ahead to what the future holds for various sectors of the freight industry. Some of these expert predictions include:
What, then, is the key to overcoming the supply chain disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19? The solution can be broken down into three stages: stabilize, digitize and future-proof.
Stabilize: The first step is to solve the crisis at hand by analyzing the current areas of disruption, measuring the near- and long-term impacts of that damage. Impliment these initiatives to get started:
Digitize: Once you’ve established your core data and analytics processes, augment them by applying artificial intelligence, to help predict outcomes and assess supply chain gaps or input cost volatilities. Companies can alleviate the impacts of the labor shortage, leaving the monotonous tasks to the machines and freeing up existing human labor to perform more strategic and productive duties.
Future-Proof: Monitor trends and react quickly when disruptions do occur by taking these key actions:
Between supply chain shortages, inflation, the overheated housing market, and record-shattering lumber prices, 2021 was not a typical year. But will 2022 be any better?
At least when it comes to lumber prices, it seems the answer is not entirely promising. A variety of experts, including those whose businesses have ties to the lumber industry or rely on lumber supplies to operate, predict that high prices will remain for the foreseeable future.
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