The worst may be yet to come for global supply chains

The worst may be yet to come for global supply chains

Many companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses do not have well-developed alternate suppliers outside of China, and finding new suppliers, qualifying them, and scheduling production is no easy task.

By Rosemary Coates · March 18, 2020

America is starting to awaken to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in humans. For global supply chains, the worst is yet to come. We are already experiencing shortages of consumer goods as Americans stock up on supplies. This is just the beginning.

Inventory Is Running Out

Most industrial companies have 30-60 days of parts and raw materials either on hand, in-transit, or obtainable on short notice. After these supplies run out, we will start to see…

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