March 17, 2023 / Blue Sky Thinking

Issue brief: When the party ends

How a remote supply chain disruption put the future of a beloved American company at risk.

Can a supply chain issue a half a world away threaten the existence of a company here?  

It can. And it has.  

A fire in a Russian gas field impacted helium supplies and prices–and was the last straw for Party City, a 40-year-old American company that sells, among other things, balloons for celebrations.  

In this issue brief, Infinite Blue digs into the important lessons this story has for every company, beginning with this: To achieve true enterprise resilience, look deep into your supply chain and understand all of the potential cascading impacts.

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