Corona Virus – Impact on Supply Chain

As you will now be aware, the Corona Virus is having an impact on supply chains. 

Many production plants in China were shut as part of the annual Chinese new year break so it was unclear initially how delays would be felt however now production has been halted in a number of areas due to restrictions on transportation. 

At LUPC we are monitoring the supply chain closely.  We know that tech supplies have been impacted greatly, a statement on that is available in on the document library on HEC.  Travel, the most obvious area affected, continues to be considered; most of the framework providers each have links on their own websites (Diversity, Key, Selective, STA) and we recommend that that our members follow the regularly updated advice given by government.

The latest advice from insurance providers Gallagher and RSA can be found here.

We are in contact with our suppliers for laboratory equipment and are working with our partner consortia around the country to bring you updates on affected supply chains in other categories as and when we receive them.

Should you have any queries, please contact me or the Senior Contract Manager for your area of interest.