Coronavirus is worrying electronics manufacturers
The coronavirus is sparking anxieties among electronics manufacturers, the companies responsible for assembling everything from computers to lawnmowers to power generators. And if issues with suppliers based in China and potential shipping bottlenecks aren’t resolved in a timely fashion […]
“I believe the worst is yet to come,” one anonymous manufacturer told IPC. “The Chinese local government is fully overwhelmed with this process and could take weeks to get flushed out for factory production starting.”
And manufacturers’ fears don’t focus solely on delays stemming directly from reduced-capacity suppliers. DuBravac said that fears of a transportation bottleneck have arisen thanks to the outbreak. Scores of late shipments clogging shipping lines could stand to increase delays, even once factories are back online.
“We’re worried that — even after manufacturing returns in China for these components that we use — there’ll be further delays because transportation capacity will be maxed out,” DuBravac said […]
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Chinese factories manufacture or assemble a huge share of the world’s electronics, and many factories there were closed through the Chinese New Year that ended on Feb. 12. Some workers did return afterwards, but there has been a ripple effect that has delayed production […]
Factory workers in China “are a bit scared to go back to work” because of the virus, said Sourcify CEO Nathan Resnick on CNBC on Friday. “A lot of them haven’t even gone back.” […]
Coronavirus delays PC and smartphone shipments for weeks
China factories struggle to hit full capacity amid warnings of lasting supply chain impact.
The breakdown of China-based electronics supply chains because of the coronavirus is delaying the arrival of computers and smartphones in shops, with experts warning that some companies are underestimating the impact of the disruption.
Several electronics retailers have been told that it is taking up to three times as long for PCs and parts to be delivered. Industry experts said that only those brands able to pay upfront and work closely with component suppliers, such as Apple and Samsung, would be able to secure enough production capacity, as shortages ripple through the supply chain […]
The next few months will be difficult. But because we have a team in Beijing, and one of our main partners in Wuhan, we’ve had first-hand information allowing us to start organising ourselves in a very different way. To best serve the interests of our clients.
The difficulties are many: the evolution of the pandemic (the situation remains very complicated in China, despite signs of the beginning of an improvement), and is still very complicated elsewhere in Asia in these domains: manufacturing, reduction of available stocks, disruption of transport. But we’re almost used to these new conditions now.
But there is also reason for optimism:
– somehow the “world” is going to need electronic components
– and In the midst of the crisis, we were able to have specific K2 components manufactured to replace obsolete components and deliver them to our customer.