March 11, 2020

Notice of Global Technology Supply Chain Shortage


To our valued clients and business partners,

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, with global economic implications that we have already begun to see. The supply chain consequences stemming from the current lock-down in China are real, and we are feeling the impact now in Canada.

What does this mean for your business?

Currently, there is little-to-no stock available for the majority of notebooks, desktops, and other technologies. Lead times are approximately six to eight weeks in most cases; however, we could see these lead times increase as long as the supply chain out of China remains interrupted. These delays are being compounded as well by the on-going shortages of Intel processors required to manufacture desktops, laptops, and servers.

We will continue to work with our vendors to provide updated statements around lead times and availability, which you will find below on this page.

In the meantime, Bulletproof recommends expediting your hardware procurement activities in anticipation of the potentially extreme delays.

If you would like more information, please contact your Bulletproof Account Manager >>

Official Announcements from our Technology Partners

 Link to Official Statement From Cisco February 17, 2020 

To our valued customers and partners, 
Cisco has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak in mainland China and around the world. Our top priorities are the satisfaction and support of our customers and partners, as well as the health and wellbeing of the people who work for and with Cisco. We are mobilizing our resources and technology to help the people affected by this difficult situation. 

We also activated our incident management processes, including Global Business Resiliency (GBR) and Supply Chain Incident Management (SCIM), which are designed to rapidly respond to unexpected events like this outbreak. As has been widely reported, the potential impact to global supply chains may be significant. We are aggressively responding to minimize the impact to Cisco’s supply chain and our customers, while prioritizing the safety of our employees, our suppliers’ employees, and their families. 

Cisco has extensive operations in the regions affected by the Coronavirus, including manufacturing, component supplier, and logistics operations. While many facilities have begun to resume operations, there are additional precautions and safeguards in place to ensure worker safety and continuity. Visibility to materials remains a challenge, as well as worker availability, and logistics and customs issues. Cisco is working aggressively to overcome these challenges by rerouting orders, expediting alternative component supply, and adding manufacturing capabilities in other regions. ...Continue Reading

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