In this post, we share a few supply chain hero stories about Logility customers who have focused their talent and resources to find innovative ways to support healthcare and other essential workers. These companies have found ways to help those impacted directly by the virus and the tens of millions who are working from home and maintaining their social distance to help flatten the curve. Here are just a few examples of innovation involving manufacturing and distribution of medical supplies, cleaning products, paper goods, and food & beverage. We encourage you to read their inspirational stories and share them with your networks.
Abbott Labs quickly developed and began distributing its rapid point-of-care COVID-19 tests in late March 2020.
Bauer Hockey Gear
Bauer switched from making hockey equipment to medical gear.
Berry shifted its capacity to the supply of healthcare materials including surface disinfectant wipes and facemasks.
Quickly increasing availability of immune boosters to help keep customers healthy.
Brooks Brothers converted its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to making masks and gowns.
Canada Goose shifted production from down jackets to scrubs and patient gowns for frontline healthcare workers and patients.
Coca-Cola donated materials and collaborated with Georgia Tech to make surgical masks for healthcare workers.
MLB and Fanatics quickly shifted production from jerseys to masks and gowns for those on the front lines.
HanesBrands quickly developed the ability to produce face masks and donated them to hospitals.
Home Depot executed a “Stop-Sale” on all N95 masks in stores and HomeDepot.com and redirected its shipments to hospitals, healthcare providers and first responders around the United States.
Intertape Polymer Group
Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) collaborated with Stanfield’s of Truro, Nova Scotia to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) medical clothing for those on the front lines.
Reactivated dormant factory assets to produce and donate critically needed personal protective equipment, including isolation gowns, in the fight against COVID-19.
Kontoor Brands, the manufacturer of Wrangler and Lee jeans, shifted efforts to produce and supply patient and disposable isolation gowns to hospitals.
Ralph Lauren committed $10 million toward COVID-19 relief through the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation.
Rituals honors Holland’s “brave” hospital workers with a gift of 200,000 goodie bags packed by volunteers at its Central Amsterdam headquarters.
Gama Healthcare partnered with wet wipe manufacturer Rockline Europe to ramp up production of disinfectant wipes which will be given to the NHS free of charge.
Tailored Brands now produces protective masks for frontline responders.
The Tillamook County Creamery Association donated $100,000 to coronavirus relief across Oregon and has increased production to serve increased demand from consumers.
Thermo Fisher developed the second commercially available test kit for COVID-19.
Under Armour volunteers to make protective gear for Maryland hospitals.
The VF Foundation pledged $1.5M and will match donations 2-for-1 to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund (up to an additional $500,000).
Thank you to all of these supply chain heroes in this war against the COViD-19 virus. You are our heroes. Fight on!
Product Marketing Director Hank brings more than 25 years of experience building high performance supply chains. This experience includes evaluating, selecting, implementing, using and marketing supply chain technology. Hank’s graduate degree in SCM from Michigan State, numerous SCM certifications, diverse experience as a supply chain practitioner and experience in senior marketing roles with leading supply chain solution providers helps him to bring a unique perspective on supply chain best practices and supporting technology to the Voyager Blog.