Forbes Magazine recently wrote a great article on what companies should do regarding the Coronavirus that originated in China. While taking this health issue very seriously is a good first step, widespread panic is not! More people will die from the flu than this illness and the fact that the media has jumped all over this to draw viewers and readers is rather pathetic.
Regardless of what people may want to think we need to source products from Asian companies and countries. They just aren't manufacturing in the US and North America like the old days...that's not a knock or criticism just the plain facts. Your global supply chain will not stop...this too shall pass (like Sars, the Bird Flu, and any other calamity). Here are 3 Things You Need To Know
1. This will pass and the world won't come to an end.
2. Don't panic, take precautions and have options but don't panic.
3. Trust your suppliers for information and guidance...don't go it alone.