09 June, 2020
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Jun 9, 2020 - COVID-19 has affected nearly 210 countries worldwide, impacting the manufacturing sector in a major way, including the markets for metals, electronic systems, external manufacturing, and precision plastics.
Across the globe, the medical sector is in top priority where raw materials relevant to ventilators and other essential medical equipment are available more easily, compared to other segments, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm.
Manufacturing activities are slowly resuming in segments such as electrical equipment, electronics, fertilizers, construction, etc., with 10-15 percent capacity initially.
Dominant supply bases for mechanical and electrical components have been impacted by COVID-19 in China, U.S., India, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Italy.
For electronics, supply bases have been affected in Italy, Philippines, France, India, Spain, U.S., Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Passive component manufacturing bases like Philippines, Malaysia, and
Indonesia have witnessed significant impact with temporary plant closures and logistic shutdowns which is partially compensated by reopened plants in China, South Korea and minimal closedowns in Japan.
Beroe, which is based in North Carolina, further stated that procurement experts can access this report on market intelligence platform Beroe LiVE: live.beroeinc.com
Medical grade chemicals and medical component/equipment related manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, die casting, metal fabrication, etc., are currently supporting the demand from the healthcare Industry.
There has been a significant inflow of demand from the medical sector for medical ventilators and demand from data centers and enterprise solutions resulting in extended lead times. However, due to supply disruptions and plant shutdowns, the electronics market has witnessed a significant slump in the market value, up to 5-6 percent.
Globally, lead times are expected to witness a 40 percent increase due to logistics restrictions and slowdown in production operations. Pending approvals from the respective government authorities to resume operations is also expected to contribute to lead time delays.
Considering the current situation and extended lead time, many organizations have rerouted their supply chain to domestic suppliers. Partial resumption of manufacturing activities and anticipated relaxation in logistics in few countries like India is expected to ease lead time concerns.
The research methodology adopted for the report included:
Procurement from alternative sources has led to inflations in both component prices and logistics costs. Limited availability of raw material, partial resumption of operation, restriction in logistics and prolonged lead times have considerably impacted the prices of products as well as spare parts.
The supply demand gap is low as both the supplier production and end-use EMS/OEMs demand is affected which results in limited price volatility. Additionally, more closedowns in Southeast Asian nations may impact price during the Q2, especially for MLCC and resistors.
The report also includes:
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