Organizations today face an uphill battle managing supply chain-related issues.

On one front companies are encountering frequent and extensive shipment and delivery delays, while on the other suppliers are enduring sky-high freight costs.

It is uncertain when these challenges will return to baseline, but the consensus is clear: disruptions to supply chain transportation and freight are far from over.

Read more for an overview on the causes of today’s delays and rising costs, ways to reduce risk to your enterprise, and a brief look forward from Foley & Lardner LLP’s Vanessa Miller, Kate Wegrzyn, Leah Imbrogno, and Eugenia Wang: