According to the New York Times, Amazon has recently responded to the coronovirus crisis by making larger and more frequent orders of Chinese-made products that had already been shipped to the United States, according to company emails and consultants who work with major brands.
- What midsummer event is Amazon already worried about?
- What are some of the hidden supply chain problems?
- How have Amazon’s algorithms for supplies changed in recent weeks?
- What does Walmart say about the potential effect of the coronovirus on its supplies?
Weise, K. and M. Corkery (2020). Clicking Buy on Amazon? It’s Trying to Prevent a Coronavirus Caveat. The New York Times, Feb. 20 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/business/amazon-coronavirus-supplies.html)