Restocking inventory based on demand from customers, leading to longer fulfillment time, back-orders, often resulting in customers cancelling their orders, resulting in inability to maintain inventory as earlier.
Import of raw materials, packaging materials from seaports in Los Angeles or Long Beach, CA
Reaching out to alternate suppliers in case of temporary/permanent closure of existing supplier’s businesses.
Procuring raw materials, packaging materials, etc. both from within the United States and imported from outside the USA, delay/closure at seaports, airports, and land borders. Further, shortages and supply-chain delays at seaports during the COVID-19 pandemic increased lead times.
Hygiene or sanitization requirements resulting in longer wait time between each appointment.
Productivity of staff reduced due to Covid order resulting in hiring extra staff or paying overtime to maintain the same level of productivity.
Wearing cloth face coverings, N95 respirator, washing your hands with soap and water, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, staying home if sick or exposed and recognizing personal risk factors, implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace, improving the building ventilation system.