PC Giants are affected with Covid Shutdowns in China

Several manufacturing suppliers for Apple, Dell, and Lenovo are shut down in eastern China and Taiwan due to Covid. The factories are closed and are waiting for approval. Because of this closure, the supply chain is being affected largely.

The supplier for Apple, Pegatron, has been shut down in Shanghai and Kunshan. Quanta computer which is one of the major producers of MacBooks has been closed down and it has caused major drawbacks in the supply. But Foxconn, which is another Apple supplier was shut down earlier but is now open and running.

Compal Electronics, which is a Taiwan-based company located in Kunshan, China produces laptops for Dell and Lenovo is also affected majorly. Around 50% of the company’s laptop production is in Kunshan and due to the shutdown, it has to take alternative measures.

CRN US requested a comment from Dell Spokesperson and he replied, “The Shanghai lockdown is causing logistics restrictions and delays. We are managing the impact on our business and supply chain operations through extended order lead times for a portion of our notebook portfolio. This up-to-date information is visible to customers, partners, and our sales teams during the order process.”

Apple analyst in TF international, Ming-Chi Kuo reported, “My understanding is that Quanta … resuming the production of Apple’s Mac [is] the 1st priority …”. He also said, “Even with Foxconn up and running and testing employees regularly, supply chain havoc may be impossible to avoid”. He further added, “… the potential supply disruption has become a structural risk that Apple and investors can’t ignore in the foreseeable future.”

Covid lockdowns are still affecting the global PC market and companies should look into alternate measures that will resolve the issues with PC manufacture and marketing.

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