Hi Everyone. We’re starting this thread in anticipation of supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19. At the time of initial writing (March 18th) we currently do not have any suppliers who are reporting significant operational or supply chain disruptions which would affect customer orders. All are operational, with manufacturing and warehouse staff reporting to work. In all likelihood, however, that will change. We will post updates here as we receive them – below, in reverse chronological order such that the most recent information is shown first.
As for us, Laboratory Supply Network has always had a strong culture of working virtually, and we are fully operational from the comfort of our homes. While we do not expect any disruption which would affect our customers, if such as scenario becomes likely, we will post that here as well.
We wish everyone the best health and safety during this crisis, and encourage everyone to act with caution and not take any unnecessary risks to the health of themselves or those around them. Let’s get this stupid pandemic over with ASAP!
April 28, 2020 update
We have been made aware that at least one shipment of Scilogex equipment has been postponed indefinitely. Lead times for some items may be significantly extended until the situation is resolved.
April 23, 2020 update
Due to coronavirus-related disruptions, DHL China is no longer shipping parcels over 30 kg. Therefore, shipment of the Hydrion Scientific RE-7 Series and RE-8 Series Rotary Evaporators as well as HSSB-series chillers is delayed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience during this time.
April 17, 2020 update
PolyScience’s will resume production and shipping operations on Monday, April 20th. There will still be elongated lead times in the coming weeks as their production team works to clear backorders.
At this time, there are no other supply disruptions to report.
April 4, 2020 update
PolyScience’s facilities will be closed for two weeks for sterilization due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, they estimate that there will be an additional 3-week lead time for all orders.