Toward the end of 2019, “Coronavirus” was a buzzword among the supply chain industry. Not many knew about it, but it was slowly taking over China, shutting down operations and forcing citizens to stay home to help slow the spread. Still, professionals kept a close eye on what was happening overseas, but nonetheless remained optimistic about 2020.
And then the cases started trickling to other countries, and then to the United States. On March 13, 2020, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic, and overnight, the world changed. Schools shut down, companies told their employees to work from home and goods were flying off the shelves. Many were afraid of what was to come, but supply chain professionals helped keep the world moving.