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Forward Planning for Coronavirus Disruption

Our contingency planning has enabled our China based colleagues to work remotely where extended holidays have prevented them from reaching our offices, meaning we will continue to provide services at a near normal operating level.

As the Coronavirus outbreak is expected to cause disruption to operations, the Ligentia team is working hard to identify the potential impact on our customer’s supply chain. The shipping capacity after the restrictions are lifted is uncertain, but normal schedules will take several weeks to get back to plan, and we expect some disruption through February and March.

By combining detailed analysis through our Ligentix platform, and the expertise of our global teams, we are able to review all new routing options that may include air/sea, air and rail. We are already supporting many of our customers with various solutions to help forwards plan. If your business would benefit from additional advice from the Ligentia customer team please contact sales@ligentia.com

Next steps

  • Identify your purchase orders planned over the coming months and prioritise the urgent bookings.
  • Consider moving some of your planned shipments from ocean to air. However we would advise that a backlog will increase the demand for air freight which will impact availability.
  • Consider reviewing your supplier network and look to source urgent items, or goods that are at their early stages of production outside of China.

We are expecting detailed factory updates from 3rd February. As we receive new information we will continue to update social media and our website.

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