The February issue of Manufacturing Outlook eZine explores the impact of the Coronavirus on the supply chain. Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler’s recent article can be read here.
Cutler reported that the impact of the Coronavirus is greater as it coincides with an already slowing Chinese economy. It comes at a time when American companies were already shifting supply chains from China to elsewhere due to new tariffs and trade tensions. The virus will serve as another reminder for companies to rapidly diversify supply chains.
Businesses should expect supply chain disruptions for approximately three to six months (perhaps longer depending on containment), similar to the 2009 swine flu disruption. More will be known once recovery rates of patients affected by the virus are provided by health organizations.
Industries most affected by the disruptions include aerospace, automotive, general manufacturing, consumer goods, consumer electronics, food and beverage, life sciences, and industrial chemicals.
About Jacket Media
Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. Lewis Weiss is the founder and President of Jacket Media, the parent media company which produces the flagship program Manufacturing Talk Radio, as well as The WAM Podcast (Women And Manufacturing) with host Frances Brunelle, Where’s Willie, Full Time with Amy Nicklaus, and Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman.
Weiss, best known as the host of Manufacturing Talk Radio, the leading industrial podcast for the past six years, with more than 400 guests and more than a million downloads, has gained wide respect and audience.
Through these varied and innovative media vehicles Jacket Media recently entered into a formal strategic alliance with manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, founder of the 7000-member Manufacturing Media Consortium and is also the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc.
In 2020 this partnership will allow aggressive cross-promotion of the content throughout all Jacket Media channels. Aggressive PR and social media campaigns will broaden the audience, positioning Jacket Media to a top leadership role in telling the fascinating stories and news of manufacturers and capturing industrial trends and outlooks in real-time.
Additionally, there will be a new in-depth sponsorship program introduced in early 2020 allowing thought leaders a regular contribution format and comprehensive communication channels to review products, people, trade shows, events, and trends. Customer profiles will prove especially important keeping the challenge of manufacturing today and the corresponding solutions in front of all Jacket Media readers and listeners.
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