CoolPac is proud to manufacture Australian Made products. Located in Doveton, Victoria, CoolPac’s focus has always been to make and source locally. The current COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented disaster sending shockwaves around the world. In many sectors, supply chains have been pushed to breaking point.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), states 19% of Australia’s imports came from China in 2019. High volume capacity and low prices have led Australian companies to move manufacturing overseas. As a result, companies are exposed to supply chain disruptions.
At the beginning of 2020, the Chinese Government halted all trade in and out of China. Operations were scheduled to resume in early February, however, delays continue. Sporadic and incomplete deliveries aren’t enough to meet the demands, as numerous countries around the world now face the same uncertainty with widespread COVID-19 transmission.
So, what happens when the World shuts down and international business comes to a stand still? Australian Made Product need to fill in the gaps.
Right now, companies are quickly working to adapt and repair their supply chain with local alternatives. The world never anticipated a pandemic like COVID-19, and the repercussions may have a lasting impact on the global supply chain with a preference for Australian Made Products.
Reassessing the Supply Chain – Essential Questions
1. Can we find trusted partners to source locally?
2. How much are we saving with imported supply V local supply?
3. In case of an emergency, what are the costs of a broken supply chain?
4. What are the rippling effects to customers and communities if you can’t supply?
5. How long could we function without a delivery of new supplies?
6. Do we have multiple supply sources to draw from?
7. Do we need to stock up on more contingency supplies?
8. Is our risk assessment comprehensive and up to date?
Worry-Free Australian Made Product
CoolPac is a Cold Chain Temperature Packaging specialist, manufacturing in Melbourne, Victoria. With a local chain of Australian suppliers, we are able to conduct thorough quality checks and source quality materials without limitations within Australia.
With our Australian Made Cold Chain Temperature Packaging systems, our customers have been able conduct business as usual. In fact, we have secured six months of raw materials in anticipation of further restrictions and higher demand from our customers. CoolPac is available for online and telephone support during this pandemic. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Written by Stephanie Gunn, General Manager for CoolPac.
CoolPac is proudly owned and operated in Australia with a 20-year legacy as part of the local supply chain. We aim to be a model for disaster preparedness as you reassess and reconnect. Wishing you the very best as you stay safe and healthy.