September 2022 The challenge of a global business Supply chain grips the bicycle industry CONTENTS Lead-times 2 Huge differences in lead-times makes supplies uncontrollable The rampant growth of the industry has made supplies almost uncontrollable, so managing logistics has become vital. Global supply chain index 4 Global supply chain pressure index at an all-time high An index of global supply chain pressure is at an all-time high following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Giant Rose Campo interviews 6 Industry insiders reflect on supply chain issues Industry insiders share their thoughts on the supply chain problems of the last two years and offer outlooks for the future. Impact on battery market 8 An e-bike with no battery? Supply chain shortages have left a swathe of e-bikes in Europe without batteries. What's happening? Interview Bart Vos 10 Interview with Dutch supply chain professor, Bart Vos Will globalisation come to an end because of the various supply crises? Professor Bart Vos doesn't believe so. Reshoring production in Europe 12 Reshoring production in Europe gathers pace Portugal has established a leading role in the reshoring trend, but they are certainly not the only ones in Europe. Taiwan exports stats versus EU imports 14 Boom boosts Taiwan's export revenues The export of bicycles, e-bikes and bicycle components from Taiwan grows strongly in the first four months of 2022.