We’ve been talking with many of our clients, and we know that, like you, they are tirelessly focused on their people and their business right now. You must have asked yourself the questions: Are my people safe? Have we supplied the right protective equipment and instructions? Who needs childcare help? Are we an essential business? If we stay open, what changes are needed? If we shut down, how will I pay my people and suppliers?

You are likely starting to wrap your arms around some of the biggest issues caused by the coronavirus. Beyond your employees, there is your suppliers. How are they doing? How are their operations affected by all this? Will they be able to continue to supply your needs? Getting to know your supplier situations is going to become (if it hasn’t already) just as important as knowing your own—their problems will become your problems.

We’ve put together questions to help drive your conversations with your suppliers and give you better visibility and insight into their status. Adjust as necessary—you may not need or want to ask all these questions.

Management Questions

Capacity Questions

Scheduling Questions

Procurement Questions

Quality Questions

Supply chains will not be the same after this pandemic. Future supply chain operators will need an increased focus on resilience, risk exposure and business continuity. Working on that starts now with you learning all you can about how your current suppliers are faring in one of the most challenging environments any of us have ever seen. We can help walk you through this process—reach out if you’re interested.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 Business Continuity & Recovery Resource Center

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