Manufacturers and Distributors Persevering Under Adverse Conditions
By Larry Keane
U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation has conducted an anonymous survey of our manufacturer and distributor members, to better assist our members during this time of national crisis.
According to the survey results, 80 percent of companies have not closed any facilities in the past month. The vast majority report no cases of COVID-19 among their personnel. Those that did have cases reported undertaking sanitation and preventative measures to stop any potential spread.
Common themes throughout the survey include challenges to meet high-volume orders, with reduced capacity to ship due to the busyness of shipping companies and reduced number of workers both in the facilities and at supplier companies, some of which are overseas.
When asked about inventory levels compared to pre-COVID-19, about 47 percent reported the “same” inventory levels, and another 49 percent reported inventory levels lower than before the pandemic.
At least one-third of manufacturers and distributors are facing challenges obtaining raw materials.
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