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Systemizing the process among scattered people helped capture communications that in the past might have occurred
in hallway conversations.
The system proved its value when a Chysan manager
learned of an employee's COVID-19 infection - a rarity
within the company, caused by an outside contact. The news
was shared quickly with the proper people, and response
protocols were activated.
" We've averted a full shutdown or line shutdown because
we were able to catch those things early, " said Gerhard.
" Fortunately, because of our ongoing harping on communications, the team members that were affected were kind
enough to do the right thing and advise their manager and
me that they tested positive, and they weren't going to come
into work and put anybody else at risk. "

" This whole pandemic has forced companies to reassess
where they are sourcing their products from, " he added.
" Where are they making them? Where are their own plants?
Where is it safest for supply chains to be located? "

SUPPLY CHAIN

When the virus outbreak was world news, but before it
reached the U.S., leaders at Master Fluid Solutions made
a crucial decision - to invest in inventory replenishment,
despite uncertainty and the prospect of storing excess materials in case of an industrywide shutdown. They knew that in
doing so, they would be the " first ones out of the gate able to
supply those customers when they were ready, " said Denton.
The decision actually positioned the company to respond
quickly to pandemic-driven consumer demands and economic trends. When entire networks pivoted to developing
packaging for sanitizers and other pandemic-critical materials, Master Fluid Solutions protected its ability to provide
the essential lubricants its customers required.
" We had to secure our supply chain, because a lot of
our customers are supporting this pandemic and the safety
of others, " said Denton. " It was important to ensure our
customers had metalworking fluids without disruption to
produce critical items. "
The pandemic's impact on transportation hampered logistics issues and affected inventory management, said Denton.
Delays in moving shipping containers and the products in
them, plus COVID-19 outbreaks within transportation
groups, caused ripple effects across the globe. Master Fluid
Solutions expanded primary and secondary agreements and
conducted outreach to expand its sources of carriers.
Chrysan officials prioritized the communications of managing customer supply and demand issues. Key suppliers
were surveyed and interviewed for insight into their capabilities and challenges. Customers reached out for - and
received - assurances that manufacturing would not shut
down. Even when one key supplier shut down for a week in
early April, " we had sufficient supply of material on hand,
and we were still able to manufacture package products for
the aftermarket, " said Gerhard.

" This whole pandemic has
forced companies to reassess
where they are sourcing their
products from. Where are
they making them? Where
are their own plants? Where
is it safest for supply chains
to be located? "

Glenn Gerhard, president and chief financial
officer, Chrysan Industries

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