13 April 2020

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chains - Are You Ready? By Dean Baran

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a cautious sense of optimism that things are starting to get better. Reported cases and fatalities are trending in the right direction in Canada, Europe, and China. Senior Federal health officials in the US feel a phased restart of the economy may only be weeks away. To turn that corner, we must still diligently follow the distancing policies imposed by the government to protect the vulnerable and mitigate the pandemic’s “second wave.”

We all live in a different world now. Some of the temporary social norms we have been practicing will undoubtedly stay. We learn, adapt, and move forward. There will also likely be significant changes to our professional lives. The virtual workplace is mainstream and will be a staple across many industries going forward. Companies with a strong culture will be better-suited to integrate this change into their daily operations and long-term vision. New supply chains are already starting to appear. Organizations that don’t learn and adapt quickly will be left behind. Velocity will be crucial.

Your local Mainfreight sales professional is here now to help you get the capacity and quality service you need to get your raw materials in and your finished products quickly to market. Reach out to your local Mainfreight team today!


By Dean Baran

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