13 November 2020

Managing supply chain challenges during COVID-19

We have a few tips to help you manage this difficult supply chain situation.

According to the most recent market intelligence, about two-third of companies are affected more or less by supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 pandemic. That number is expected to rise.

Production capacity in China and other Asian countries is slowly increasing and shipping companies are trying to compensate for the container imbalance by sending empty containers back to Asia.

At Ziegler, we will help you to better manage your supply chain and adapt to the disruption that may occur. We have a few tips to help you manage this difficult supply chain situation.

  1. Market conditions in the area of customs, shipping costs, and space availability are currently changing rapidly. Our Ziegler experts are up to date and in the best position to assess your needs and find the best solution for your business. We recommend that you use their help.
  2. Try to plan and book your freight as much in advance as possible, as this will help to secure the cargo space of the aircraft/sea. It is recommended to book cargoes at least 2-3 weeks before the expected due date. This will help to manage the cargo flow and add a buffer for possible delays.
  3. Explore our warehouse and logistics centers that can help you potentially ship your goods faster to the point of sale or simply store them until possible dispatch.

To find out more about our offer, that may help you to create end-to-end solutions tailored to your needs, please contact us.