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Managing supply chain uncertainties during wedding season

Rick Brewer
Hannah Tiffin owns Hannah's Flowers in Midland.

A bouquet from Hannah’s flowers in Midland comes from all corners of the globe. Like most industries, floral shops are having to make adjustments as costs continue to rise and mass protests in Ecuador stalled another line in the supply chain. Ecuador is known for growing some of the most prized roses in the world.

Hannah Tiffin owns Hannah’s Flowers. She says these flowers only represent one aspect of so many other issues in a supply chain that relies on speed to deliver perishable products.

"No, I'm not going to grow a whole greenhouse of Ecuadorians quality roses, even in my lifetime, let alone this season, right? So, we have to work around it," said Tiffin. 

Tiffin added the conflict in South American caused prices to fluctuate, and there have been several other issues for these perishable products

"It's that the product is not even available. And then when it gets here, it's gonna get to the wholesaler, in Saginaw, who, if it's not in a good condition isn't getting it to me either," said Tiffin.

Tiffin says her staff has been coming up with innovative ways to create new arrangements to meet their customers' needs.

Rick joined WCMU as a general assignment reporter in March 2022.