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Has COVID-19 caused or worsened any of your supply chain issues?

I think it just exacerbated an existing problem. It's like adding insult to injury. We were already having these issues before the pandemic. Now, on top of that, we’re impacted by the fluctuation of COVID numbers per country; as they go down, things get better, but then they spike again. That continues to exacerbate the situation every time. We change our lives according to these numbers. And if one person on a shipping container is diagnosed with COVID, they turn that entire ship around. It's amazing to see just how many issues that alone has caused in all aspects of our lives, not just at work. 

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I think it just exacerbated an existing problem. It's like adding insult to injury. We were already having these issues before the pandemic. Now, on top of that, we’re impacted by the fluctuation of COVID numbers per country; as they go down, things get better, but then they spike again. That continues to exacerbate the situation every time. We change our lives according to these numbers. And if one person on a shipping container is diagnosed with COVID, they turn that entire ship around. It's amazing to see just how many issues that alone has caused in all aspects of our lives, not just at work. 
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Anonymous Author
The pandemic stalled a lot of processes, especially those that involve physical contact. Manual processes have to be stalled when the restrictions limit the number of people to 5 or 10, because some of the work we do can involve 40 to 50 people. You end up having to stop the project completely. There are usually some that break the law and use the cover of darkness to work during the night so as to meet their client deadlines. But they also know what happens if they are caught. Some organizations are still not able to cope with the impact because revenues were lost, but payments had been made prior to this period. Many are now straining to stay afloat by operating with very lean budgets, because the money that they were paid has already been spent.
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Most of the vendors already have lean supply management and that was something that they heavily invested in.  There were sporadic issues but nothing major or it was contained only to a small subset of good. The Covid just uncovered all the underlying issues with logistics, distribution, production etc and put a lot of pressure on them so naturally, you've got larger disruptions.
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