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Supply Chain Disruption

COVID-19 has led to a significant supply chain disruption, which means that sustaining business operations has been a challenge for companies everywhere. 

Coronavirus has had a widespread impact on the supply chain globally. 94% of Fortune 1000 companies saw disruptions, 75% of companies experienced negative or strongly negative impacts on their businesses, and 55% of companies plan to downgrade their growth outlooks (or have already done so), according to a study by Accenture. In the face of so much grim news, it is hard to see how businesses can recover. Selling at the usual pace has been impossible for most companies worldwide. 

The pandemic has seriously tested supply chain leaders globally in maintaining essential operations. They still need to deliver goods and services, despite the virus. This means that business leaders must make quick decisions to serve their customers and their own employees. 

Here at Albaad, we keep up with production even when the world is shut down. This is because we have the means to continue delivering large orders worldwide. 

Global Reach

The first reason for this is because we have manufacturing plants all over the world, including in the USA, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Israel. Each plant has hundreds of employees and has broad production capabilities. Because of our vast production capacity, we are able to deliver large orders around the world quickly. As one of the three largest wet wipes manufacturers in the world, Albaad has world-leading production facilities on three continents, each equipped with the latest technologies to provide cost savings and to ensure efficient and timely manufacturing to meet our clients’ needs. We are proud of our global reach, combined with our ability to provide local services and solutions, fast.

Supply Risk

The supply risk of overseas manufacturing sites is another factor in supply chain disruption. With the pandemic raging throughout the world, plants that relied on getting their supplies from factories around the world had to delay or stop their manufacturing processes completely. However, we produce every part of the product in-house – including the raw materials. This means that we do not need to wait for other factories to supply us with the materials we need; we can manufacture our products from start to finish ourselves. We also have our own dedicated R&D team with proficiencies in each of the specific arenas needed to produce world-class wipes. The latest example of our innovative manufacturing process is in our flushable wet wipes, Hydrofine. We manufacture these wipes with biodegradable, raw materials (without petro-sourcing fibers) that meet the highest flushability standards. 

 

This pandemic is not a short-term crisis; it has consequences that we will be dealing with for years to come. Because of this, it is crucial to build long-term resilience to face future challenges. We have created a holistic approach to manage the supply chain and have built in sufficient flexibility to protect against any other unforeseen circumstances that may come up in the future. Having a secure framework with responsive risk management is crucial to handling global production. 

We pride ourselves on helping communities and enabling businesses to continue operations as usual during these challenging times.