Information on supply chain and business continuity during COVID-19 response
According to the National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC), acute stock-outs in stores and online continue across the United States as prolonged, heightened consumer demand has caused distribution backlogs slowing resupply efforts.
Private sector supply chains are running at high freight volume but overall capacity remains normal; there are no current shortages reported on the production side. However, deliveries are expected to be impacted by state and local restrictions, inhibiting the ability of businesses and supply chains to continue service to affected communities.
There is significant interest from the private sector on what constitutes an “essential service provider” for exemptions. For this reason, MHI has put together the following resources to help keep essential manufacturing, material handling and supply chain operations running during this crisis.