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COVID-19
Update Center
for Shippers

Now that COVID-19 has become a threat around the world, it’s critical for everyone to stay informed – especially shippers. Below are the best resources that we’ve found for those involved in moving the supply chain.

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS & RESOURCES

 

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Harry Moser
President, Reshoring Institute
Why Reshoring Might Be Right for Your Company

 

 

 

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Gary Shilling
Award-Winning Economist
Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

 

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John Janson
Director of Supply Chain, SanMar
Impact of the Coronavirus on Shippers and Advice for Scenario Planning

 

 

 

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David Simchi-Levi
Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT
Priorities for the Post-Crisis Supply Chain

 

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Rob Estes
CEO of Estes Express
How to Work with Carriers During the COVID-19 Crisis

 

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Dave Yeager
CEO of HubGroup
Logistics Market Conditions in the Time of COVID-19

 

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Darren Hawkins
CEO of YRC Worldwide
Coronavirus Concerns for Carriers

 

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Derek Leathers
CEO of Werner Enterprises
Trends to Watch in the Freight Marketplace

 

 

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McKinsey-Economic Conditions Snapshot-March 2020

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MAPPING THE IMPACT

The CDC and others are making daily updates to a map of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the world. View their map here.

Another map created by the New York Times shows the number of cases in each country along with their travel recommendations.

One of the best sources is the map created by John Hopkins which lets you select different areas of the world to see the impact.

 

PACKAGES ARE PROBABLY SAFE, BUT HANDLE THEM WITH CARE

According to the article. "Tests show new virus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days" there is some risk of packages transmitting COVID-19 from overseas but not much. Since the shipping time on a package from China and other countries is typically more than 3 days, the virus would cease to exist in transit. However, handle any packages that arrive in a shorter time frame with care. This many be a time to choose a slower delivery schedule intentionally. Also be aware of the origin and timeline of packages from within the United States to assess contamination.

"The new coronavirus can live in the air for several hours and on some surfaces for as long as two to three days, tests by U.S. government and other scientists have found.

Their work, published Wednesday, suggests that the virus can spread through the air as well as from touching things that were contaminated by others who have it, in addition to direct person-to-person contact.

Researchers used a nebulizer device to put samples of the new virus into the air, imitating what might happen if an infected person coughed or made the virus airborne some other way. They found that viable virus could be detected up to three hours later in the air, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

The tests were done by scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles, with funding from the U.S. government and the National Science Foundation.The findings have not been reviewed by other scientists yet and were posted on a site where researchers can quickly share their work before publication."

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES & RESOURCES FOR SHIPPERS

 

FREIGHTWAVES
Coronavirus May Update 

 

Thompson Hine
Risk Mitigation in Supply Chain Contracts: Termination, Credit and Insurance Terms

Harvard Business Review
Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management

Morgan Stanley Research
Freight Transportation, North America


DHL
DHL COVID-19 CSU CUSTOMER UPDATE

 

COVID-19 Projections, View the estimates for different statistics by state >


Important NITL Updates

A Concise Summary about How the COVID-19 situation is Impacting Global Supply Chains

 

The Pensford Newsletter

Financial Management
35 questions for coronavirus planning

American Shipper
Coronavirus crisis worsens: FreightWaves coverage timeline (with video)

 

Harvard Business Review
How Coronavirus Could Impact the Global Supply Chain by Mid-March

 

Harvard Business Review
Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

 

Bloomberg
Global Manufacturing Shrinks Most Since 2009 on Virus Pain

 

Freightwaves
International container volume, shipping rates highlight weakness in imports from China

 

Supply Chain Dive
Coronavirus: A lesson in supply chain risk management

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Combating the Coronavirus

 

CORONAVIRUS OVERVIEW FROM A PHYSICIAN

 

 

 

ADVICE FROM MIKE REGAN, CO-FOUNDER OF TRANZACT TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU MANAGE TRANSPORTATION

webinar-Breaking down the silos-Warehousing and transportation -800x400Breaking Down the Silos: Warehousing & Transportation

When it comes to the warehouse, the processes in place can make or break your transportation strategy. Tune into this webinar to learn tips for working well with your warehouses.

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WEBINAR- Breaking down the silos-Sales and transportation -CTA-400x200-no-CTABreaking Down the Silos: Sales & Transportation

The agreements that a sales department makes with customers about how freight will be handled can have a big impact on the efficiencies of a transportation department. For many companies, these agreements are based on status quo rather than optimizing costs.

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Breaking Down the Silos: Procurement & Transportation

When procurement departments make decisions on what to buy they typically have a checklist of priorities. Do you know if the items on their list align with the priorities of logistics and transportation? Transparency is needed to know how decisions in one department impact another.

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WEBINAR- Breaking down the silos-CFOs and transportation -CTA-400x200-4Breaking Down the Silos: CFOs & Transportation

One challenge that many companies still face is getting out of silos and sharing the same goals. This webinar addresses the tensions between the transportation department and CFOs in particular. Listen to the webinar to hear insights on how others have moved their company towards a unified orientation.

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If you could use help managing your transportation due to COVID-19, we encourage you to get in touch.

 

Prefer to get in touch by phone or email?

You can call us at 630-833-0890 or send us an email at solutions@tranzact.com.