Shortage of products due to the corona virus scare

Alexandoy

Member
We all have to admit that the corona virus is creating a big problem not only with the health but particularly in the supply chain industry. One of the primary victim is the face mask that is used to shield oneself against the virus. Health authorities say that the ordinary face mask can ably protect you from the contamination. But the question now is where can we buy a face mask? It is nowhere to be found here.
 

Corzhens

Member
I have read the declaration of the financial analyst in one tv network that China is reeling from the lack of business due to the corona virus. But the effect is worldwide because there are many countries that depend on China for their supplies. With no supplies then there is no business to speak of. Even the automotive industry is greatly affected because Wuhan is the automotive hub of China.
 

Gerhard

New member
In central europe it's quite a difficult situation at the moment as well. Part of the supply problem is that there is a kind of bottlneck in terms of transports at the moment. Many forwarding agencies has to stop business because of a lack of jobs. This makes it hard to find transports especially from Italy to Germany or Austria and if you after all find one the costs are often more than 30% higher than usual because they are single routed.
 

Alexandoy

Member
@Gerhard,
With the mention of bottleneck, what comes to my mind is the port of Singapore. I had seen their operation with efficiency that deliveries of cargo is quick like the so called military precision. It makes me wonder how Singapore could do it with that much traffic in their ports while in our country which is maybe just 10% of the workload compared to Singapore and yet there is much delay which is the usual concern of forwarders and logistics companies.
 
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