Given the coronavirus outbreak, attention is appropriately focused on public health concerns in China and around the world. At the same time, business concerns have been raised with regard to potentially restricted logistics operations across China and globally.
Sysmex America, a leading diagnostics solutions company that offers hematology, urinalysis, information systems and flow cytometry testing technology, has robust programs in place to manage both every day and exceptional risks that may impact its supply chain. After continued careful reevaluation of the company’s regional and global reagent and instrumentation supply chains, Sysmex America has confirmed that coronavirus poses no immediate or midterm disruption to meeting distributor and customer needs.
As part of Sysmex America’s regular business continuity plan, the company maintains a robust safety stock of both raw materials for production and of finished goods ready to ship to its customers. In addition, Sysmex America has business continuity plans supporting warehousing and distribution to ensure we are able to deliver products to its customers. This includes having warehouses in various geographical locations in the Americas and multiple transportation partners. Sysmex has plans in place to address associate health and safety following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This includes health and safety training and rigorous cross-functional training to support key business functions. Sysmex has disaster recovery plans covering staffing, facilities, IT Systems, and natural disasters and our IT and Telecomm systems fully support teleworking. Sysmex has a Corporate Operating Plan detailing communications plans and executive oversight in the event of an emergency situation.
Sysmex America continues to closely monitor its supply chain to ensure business continuity and uphold its commitment to patient healthcare.