Sun Chemical addresses Coronavirus concerns
Published: 4 March 2020 | No comments yet
Sun Chemical has responded to fears about the spread of Coronavirus, releasing a Q&A for customers as well as conducting inventory analyses of key intermediates, raw materials and finished goods.
The American company is monitoring all its product lines to make sure customers do not experience supply chain disruptions. ‘Over these last several weeks, we have continued to monitor the extent of the novel Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) around the world,’ said chief supply chain officer Jeffrey Shaw. ‘The potential supply chain impact of the Coronavirus around the world is vast and unpredictable. Nonetheless, we stay committed to manage our supply chain in a very proactive and comprehensive manner. We continue to monitor the labor situation, the run time of supplier manufacturing sites, the logistics providers for over-the-road, ocean freight and even seaport services in China and other high risk areas around the globe. The situation remains volatile and can change very quickly.
‘To this extent, we have made sure our contingency plans are in place and ready to be executed if needed. At this time, we have not experienced inventory issues and remain committed to the service levels we have been known to provide. We have numerous manufacturing sites around the world and are making sure we maintain the flexibility of manufactured volumes in order to meet customer demands.
‘Our supply chain control teams are proactively reviewing all levels of data and coordinating with suppliers, manufacturing and commercial teams so that they understand the latest material status. Furthermore, we have personnel stationed in China to manage suppliers and logistics locally. As specific questions about a customer’s material and inventory levels arise, we ask that they please direct those questions to their supply chain contact for a more detailed response.’
Sun Chemical has also developed some frequently asked questions and made provided its answers. The full Q&A can be found on the company’s website.