Supplier Risk Management Considerations for the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Factories in China are facing staffing shortages or are electing to remain closed to protect its workforce, airlines have suspended flights to China, and restrictions and regulations designed to control the spread of the virus could have an adverse impact on cargo leaving and entering ports all over the world. When comparing this outbreak with the outbreak of SARS in 2003 it is striking to see how quickly Coronavirus has eclipsed SARS in the number of infections.