As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses.
To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce your risks and mitigate the problems which we foresee, such as quality issues and cost increases, I was joined by the CEO of ChinaImportal.com, Fredrik Gronkvist, to talk through the situation in a video webinar. 📽️
What do we cover in the webinar?
Here’s what we discuss:
- What is the effect of the Coronavirus on China’s manufacturing industry & importers?
- How much longer will there be factory shutdowns in China?
- Can staff from other countries go to China safely these days?
- What to do if your suppliers there cannot fulfil your orders?
- What is the impact in China and the rest of the world?
- Should we move operations out of China?
- What are some of the key risks for importers from China right now?
- How can we mitigate risk now and for future problems, too?
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Learn more about the coronavirus and manufacturing in China and get help
Has your supply chain already been affected by coronavirus and you’re unsure how to get things back to normal? Contact us for a confidential chat about your situation.
For example, our engineers and project managers help support your NPI project from design through to mass production and shipping to you. So if your project is falling behind due to being on hold, we aim to get it started again by sourcing trusted suppliers who are truly back at work.
Other resources covering the coronavirus’ effects on manufacturing 📚
- Coping With Coronavirus 1: Identifying & Vetting New Chinese Suppliers During the Epidemic
- Coping With Coronavirus 2: How To Inspect Products & Audit Factories Without Going On Site
- Coping With Coronavirus 3: How Importers Can Check If A China Factory Is Ready & Has Capacity
- Is It Safe To Receive Packages From China? [Coronavirus FAQs]
You can also read even more helpful blog posts at QualityInspection.org, too.