Our ongoing coverage and information about the impact of COVID-19 has brought a number of distributors together on web meetings to discuss some best practices and what they are doing to keep their employees working.
A recent discussion brought up questions about manufacturer backlog: what buildup of orders do manufacturers have right now, and can manufacturers receive the necessary materials from other countries (including Mexico and China) to fill those orders.
We want to begin a database on tedmag.com for manufacturers and distributors to gauge the economy over the next few weeks and months. If you are a manufacturer, you can send your current status to tED magazine Publisher Scott Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the database as we get results, and we will continue to provide them at www.tedmag.com.