February 28, 2020

Examining the Coronavirus Implications to the Supply Chain, Supportability and Obsolescence Planning

Central Management Catalogue Agency (UK) Limited take considerable pride in our ability to support the component availability needs of our customers by use of our Risk Analysis, Continuous Availability Monitoring, and reporting systems to confirm the status as various risks develop. As a business, we believe that we have a duty of care to conduct detailed risk analysis of the potential issues which may occur for our clients on a routine basis. As part of this process, we have now been investigating the developing concerns associated with the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have all seen in the media that certain supply chains may suffer, or even fail completely, in the event of a large scale escalation.

Therefore we are taking this opportunity to share this concern with you, so that you may in turn also consider risk assessment activity on a similar basis.

Whilst supply chain issues may not yet be impacting end-user OEMs, this situation could change rapidly should a pandemic situation arise.

CMCA(UK) may be able to help you in various ways during this period of potential disruption. Such as: checking the availability of critical spares in the market place, or more frequent availability checks carried out on your existing bills of materials. However, through your own Risk Analysis, you may identify additional concerns, to a point where it might be prudent to consider additional procurement of the items at risk, along with controlled storage to guarantee component availability to you and your supply chain throughout this period of concern. We can also offer assistance in all of these aspects.

Our priority, as always, continues to be the supply of data to provide assurance of your product availability needs, especially in extraordinary circumstances such as these – which may develop further over the coming weeks and months.

If you would like to know more or discuss the above in more detail, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure that all potential risks are addressed.

Contact CMCA(UK) Ltd

For Obsolescence Management and Long Term Storage:

Glenn Hill

glenn.hill@cmcauk.co.uk

tel: 01905 750934

For Procurement Services:

Kevin Buck

kevin.buck@cmcauk.co.uk

tel: 07572 148707

General questions:

Chris Green

chris.green@cmcauk.co.uk

tel: 07799 647074

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