The Coronavirus and Shipping: What to Do Now?

February 11, 2020
By Danielle Leonard

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Now that most of the labor force in China has returned to work, it is more important than ever to create a game plan for increased visibility into your supply chain. The disruption caused by coronavirus presents serious challenges that greatly impact predictability for a return to normal operations. Staying in touch with your supply chain partners is crucial.

Here are some key questions to consider for preparing your supply chain.

  • Do you know when your factories project production will be back in full?
  • Do your suppliers have inventory in storage that they can ship as soon as possible?
  • How does this schedule match up with your current inventory levels?
  • Do you have alternate domestic or foreign sources for this product?
  • Have you determined which POs need to ship first, so we can prioritize those shipments for you?
  • Have you increased your budget for air freight?
  • Does your corporate insurance cover this type of business disruption?
  • Have you established a line of communication with your domestic services providers?

We understand the severity of the situation and will reach out to you directly with updates—as we receive them—regarding your specific shipments. Please continue to communicate with your factories and keep your Mohawk customer service representative close to your supply chain needs so we can assist with mitigating any disruptions.

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