Shipping or Product Delays - Supplier Information Updates

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


The Purchasing Department is working to proactively obtain updates regarding any shipping delays, product backorders, or limited product availability from key suppliers due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   As updates are received they are being posted below

ABC DISPOSAL SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
ABC Disposal Systems anticipates no service interruptions at any time.

AGILENT
No current impact to supply chain operations.

ATLANTIC COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

AMERICAN AIRLINES
Please visit for more information https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/coronavirus-updates.jsp

ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY COMPANY
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

BECKMAN COULTER
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

CDWG
CDWG has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on their supply chain operations.
CDW Coronavirus Customer and Partner letter      Customer Update

CENTRAL DELIVERY SERVICE OF IOWA LLC
No service delays are anticipated at this time.

CINTAS CORPORATION
Expect no impacts at this time.

CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time. 

DELTA AIRLINES
For more info please visit https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/coronavirus-travel/cancel-change-requirements

DESTINATIONS UNLIMITED
Destinations Unlimited has provided the following update regarding the evolving coronavirus situation. Please visit Destinations Unlimited for detailed information.

EPPENDORF NORTH AMERICA, INC. 
Eppendorf North America, Inc. has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on their supply chain operations.   Eppendorf Customer Update

FEDEX
All information for the service impacts can be found on the home page of Fedex.com or this service alert link: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/service-alerts.html

HENRY SCHEIN
Henry Schein has provided the attached notice regarding PPE orders.  A mandate is in place allowing only three (3) boxes per location and orders will only be placed every five (5) days as available. 
Henry Schein Customer Update

ILLUMINA
Illumina is continually assessing, managing, and mitigating as a means of taking precautions and steps to maintain supply continuity.

JET AIR
Jet Air has seen a slight increase in service requests.  Departments may wish to contact Jet Air for reservations earlier than usual if possible to make travel arrangements.

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Updates regarding Life Technologies’ response to the coronavirus can be found here: www.thermofisher.com/coronavirus

MARTIN BROTHERS
Restricted sales on for health and safety products Below is the list of items that will only be sold to customers with regular purchase history.

  • Face Mask, item# 877720
  • Isolation Gowns, item# 873268
  • Shoe Covers, item# 873598  

Martin Bros. is actively monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as its potential impact on employees, customers and those our customers serve. As a valued partner of Martin Bros., we appreciate the trust you place in us and our ability to keep you informed when extraordinary situations arise. Martin Bros. has had long-standing protocols in place for situations such as this allowing us to provide the goods and services necessary to continue your operations in the safest way possible for everyone. Due to the rapidly changing environment, we have begun implementing our pandemic plan in order to best service our customers, while limiting potential opportunities for this virus to spread. Please click here to visit our newly developed webpage dedicated to communicating everything from resources to supply chain notifications.

HOW CAN WE WORK BETTER TOGETHER DURING THIS TIME? Please click here to let us know the current status of your location. This will help our teams communicate with each other to ensure we are adhering to your current procedures.

MILLIPORE SIGMA
Has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on operations. MilliporeSigma Customer Communication

OFFICE DEPOT
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and personal protective equipment products are experiencing shortages. New products available

PACTIV – Farner Bocken Company
PACTIV – Farner Bocken Company has provided the communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on their supply chain operations.  PACTIV Customer Update 

PALL CORPORATION
Pall has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of coronavirus on their supply chain operations.  Pall does not anticipate any impact to products currently ordered by the University. 
Pall Corp Customer Update

PERKINELMER
No current impact to supply chain operations.

PIGOTT
Pigott's main manufacturer, Herman Miller, has been closed for some time due to the pandemic.  Even with the manufacturing plants reopening, Pigott is experiencing the hardships of the temporary closure with delays in acquiring product and providing installation.  It may be in July by the time the job is complete.

PRAXAIR
Praxair has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus   Praxair Customer Update

PSC DISTRIBUTION INCPlease visit our website to know more about changes and company impact from Covid-19 https://www.pscia.com/

QIAGEN
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

REMI CORPORATION
REMI anticipates no service interruptions at this time.

RMB COMPANY INC
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

SERVICEMASTER FIVE SEASONS JANITORIAL
No service delays are anticipated at this time.

SIGMA ALDRICH
Sigma Aldrich has provided the attached communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on their supply chain operations. Sigma Customer Communication

SINK PAPER
No supply shortages are anticipated at this time.

SPECIALTY UNDERWRITERS
No service delays are anticipated at this time.

SYSCO IOWA INC
No supply shortages or production delays are anticipated at this time.

THE HOME DEPOT PRO
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and personal protective equipment products are experiencing shortages.

THERMOFISHER SCIENTIFIC
Fisher Scientific has provided the communication regarding the impact of Coronavirus on their supply chain operations. 
Fisher Inventory allocation  
Fisher Customer letter

TRI_DIM
Little to no impact anticipated for their products or raw materials used to manufacture them.

UPS
Check this below link daily, for the most up to date information, on global areas where service has been disrupted, suspended, adjusted, etc. https://www.ups.com/cn/en/service-alerts.page?id=alert1
Additionally:
UPS is closely following the current reports of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and its impacts. Our goal is to assure our customers receive superior global transportation and logistics services. We will do so in accordance with the prevention and preparedness guidance of global health agencies as applicable to our operations.
As part of the UPS Health Risk Planning Guide, we have established a cross-functional COVID-19 Health Risk Preparedness Committee representing each of our operating regions worldwide. The committee closely monitors the reports and guidance issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). UPS is now implementing preparedness steps consistent with the current status according to the WHO pandemic scale. These steps include:
Prevention Education
UPS Human Resources management has initiated a detailed employee information campaign in affected areas, with practical guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Additional measures are planned should the threat of COVID-19 infection escalate applicable to our operations.
Import/Export Compliance
UPS import and export operations (including customs brokerage services of UPS Supply Chain Solutions) monitor government regulations so that we operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The coronavirus outbreak is a global humanitarian crisis and our number one concern is the safety of our people and customers. Governments’ containment efforts have caused disruption to most global supply chains, and UPS continues to adjust our network to align with the dynamic volume demands to and from mainland China and Hong Kong. Pickups and deliveries have been temporarily suspended in some affected areas and service will resume when the government restrictions are lifted.
As always, our goal is to provide all our customers with superior global transportation and logistics services. UPS is working closely with its customers and evaluating alternative operational plans to help mitigate any potential supply chain interruptions. UPS is a global, multi modal transportation provider with information systems to support timely tracking and reporting under standard or contingency scenarios. UPS can provide standard or express service for packages or freight – and air, ground or ocean transport as needed in response to conditions and customer needs. UPS is working closely with authorities and monitoring the situation in an effort to comply with all applicable government regulations and keep our employees as safe as possible. UPS has implemented hygiene protocols that are in line with suggested World Health Organization (WHO) measures and employees in affected areas have been provided with face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
UPS Customer Update

UNITED AIRLINES
Please visit for more information https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html#ExceptionPolicies

VWR INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
All hand sanitizer PPE products are currently on allocation and VWR is completely out of private label PPE products. Lab suppliers such as tips and tubes are not expected to be impacted.

WW GRAINGER INCORPORATED
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and PPE products are experiencing shortages.

 

Other potentially useful links regarding COVID-19:
https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html