The current situation forces suppliers to take a close look at their footprint. Organizations that match capacity and demand during these times will be positioned for a strong comeback.
North America can look to Asia for outcome data on contact tracing, factory hygiene protocols and government actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Businesses can learn from the regions that did not impose severe containment measures. At a Smithfield pork processing plant, more than 700 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
As many OEM’s and suppliers are preparing to restart their factories robust supply chain management processes are essential. Processes and systems at all levels will be tested as the auto industry comes back to life.