March 5, 2020
RJW has been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as we understand that it has the potential to affect all aspects of the supply chain. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to limit any impact we have the ability to control and to share helpful information with you.
Currently we have not seen any disruptions to our business. Our asset-based, centrally located model makes us especially flexible. With over 1,000 employees in the Chicagoland area, we can redistribute labor to ensure that orders are processed, leave, and deliver on time, having little to no effect on performance.
That said, retailers have recently increased their order sizes to mitigate potential out-of-stocks as consumers prepare their homes and businesses. It’s important that you monitor and maintain your safety stock with RJW to ensure that all orders are shipped in full, preserving your high performance with these retailers.
Of course, we will keep you informed as the situation with Coronavirus changes.