Is the Coronavirus Affecting Lenovo Hardware Availability?

March 6, 2020
Steve Rogers

I attended the Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance meeting for partners in Dallas, March 2 – March 4. Trust X Alliance is Ingram Micro’s global community for top-performing solution providers. It’s a network of more than 340 IT solution providers. Some of the biggest technology brands were in attendance. One of the topics discussed at the meeting was the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on hardware technology production. A Lenovo representative shared some specifics with us.

Here’s what we learned:

  • Lenovo factories in China were shut down for two weeks
  • As of right now, they have a few employees back and are going at 20%-30% clip rate
  • They expect to be at 30% to 50% capacity by the end of March
  • They are 1,000,000 units behind right now

Needless to say, if a model is out of stock, it may remain so for quite some time.

Manufacturing disruption is occurring with just about all technology providers and as a result, the financial impact of the outbreak is affecting the entire hardware industry.

For more information about the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on hardware technology production, check out these recently published articles from CRN:

Coronavirus Causing Lenovo ‘Delays’ And ‘Short-Term Constraints’

HP Follows Apple In Cutting Guidance Due to Coronavirus