Is The Coronavirus Already Hurting Supply Chains?

Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus is grabbing headlines around the world for its potential impact on people’s health, regardless of where they live. However, the disease also poses a unique risk for many companies with supply chains that stretch into China, simply because so much is produced there. Many manufacturers and other producers in China are shutting down operations while the government works to contain the disease, and in the meantime, the effect on global supply chains is growing.

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About the Contributor

About the Contributor

Sean has over 20 years of experience in strategic profitability improvement, supply chain, outsourcing, operations management and advisory for the logistics and transportation industry. He has worked on a wide range of strategic projects, while having led successful initiatives and teams for some of the country’s premier transportation providers. Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science degree from D’Youville College and a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Edinburgh Business School, UK. Sean is a member of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) and is a published author in CMCSP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, Transport Topics and the Association for Supply Chain Management.