China Pandemic and Freight Situation with Brian Miller of Easy China Warehouse
Found how difficult it was to take from the factory, and get it to each individual Amazon FBI warehouse around the world, and so we have a warehouse in Shenzhen and what we do is we help global? ECOMMERCE sellers store their product. Product in China, so they can send it to our warehouse in store their products there, and then as they need inventory around the world, we will ship it by error. See to the applicable Amazon. What FBI warehouse that they need it shipped to, so we can ship to the US and Europe all the all the FDA. Markets Japan Canada. Australia, Mexico and we help them distribute their inventory around the world so that they don't have to take product from China shipping a whole container to the US and then realized that they need inventory Japan and have to ship it back so people that really sell in many places and have a hard time estimating. Sales Velocity. We kinda support them in. Give them a more flexible solution to distribute their products after manufacturing. Yeah sounds great and I'll have to say like. Have a problem knowing exactly what velocity will be. Talking to somebody the other day he's to this business outlook e will either be overstocked or undistorted. Let's make peace with that now and decide we. You want to hunt, so having flexibility in system is incredibly important. Say that that sounds very powerful and obviously important part the supply chain there and they say if you correct mistakes earliest cheap, and if you call them late in any processes expensive right so that the early can do that. That make sense well. We're GONNA come into the detail of Vietnam next episode. Let's let's come back to the current situation in China I. Mean we've got a little list of things here? The first which got his. How is how it started now? I guess that's going to be possibly the subject of an international investigation. If China decides to let Australia do it and I'm sure, Mr. Trump has a few strong ideas about that, but. Let's let's talk about mole may be the epidemiology. Everyone's happy amateur epidemiologist these days I can say the word. But what? What was it like from your experience on the ground? Will you in China the whole time back in the late late December January? Yeah, so I'll give it I'll give you. A perspective will try to take politics out of it. Tell you what I've what I saw at least as kind of person. That's just living in China here so so in December. This is December two thousand nineteen. I'll just give some dates that people can of remember for the show. We started here about A. In the news, people weren't really sure about what it was. People were a bit not concerned at the time because they didn't really know much about the virus and Basically what we heard is to not worry. There's not a lot of human to human transmission. So that was kind of what we I heard in December when no one knew what was happening and December thirty first is when the Chinese government officially announce that there's this virus. Okay, so so at that point, people kind of realized that it's an important thing to take. Note and people were more concerned at that point I would say by the first and second. Second Week of January, you see most of the people in China started to wear masks so a lot different from the rest of the world where took awhile for people kind of adopt this type of behavior, but within one week in January you'd say about the people in China were wearing masks and by mid January say almost all everyone had a face mask gone. So very quickly. You can see a ramp up. Of Let's say fear within society, people are concerned, and people were taking that action, and at the same time places around China started to take temperature checks everywhere that you went so all the supermarkets at all the malls any public place that you went to. They would check your temperature before entering and also not allow you in without a mask, so we saw a very quick measures to try to trace what was happening, and where the virus was going, and this extended into banks and A. Eventually my apartment, so like my own home I would need to actually get a temperature check to go in and also register where I'd been so that's the first month January. How fast it Kinda ramp up so from the, are we? After that in in February which was after Chinese New Year, the government created new rules for companies to open. And those included registering employees and doing temperature checks for the employees and reporting any high fevers the government. And certain sanitation and disinfection techniques that we had to do that sanitized the facility every day, and also provide protection equipment for our employees, and that's kind of what slowed down the supply chain actually after the Chinese New Year, so a lot of people had trouble. Other factories had trouble getting started, and a lot of that had to do with the fact that government safety inspectors in China had to go to these facilities. Facilities and approved to commence work, and so that was kind of the first thing that we saw that slow down the supply chain for a lot of people that sell Amazon and the second big thing was just migrant labor, so in China as we know, a lot of people come from the countryside to large cities to work in a lot of the manufacturing facilities, and because of the various strict quarantines around China. These migrant workers had a hard time getting back to these factories, so not only had. Did you have I'm kind of opening factory, but also with the safety inspector, but also when you open. Do you had a shortage of labor to actually do the manufacturer? So that's kind of kind of brings US quickly. Through February and what kind of happened up till then, thank you very instinct together perspective, because we will see a lot of twelve screens on phones and reading papers, and whatever sources of information facebook, obviously a very reliable source of news. It seems to be the rage.