Its said that management during the good times simply involves turning up and watching things happen. As we head into uncertain times that are unlikely to be high on the ‘good’ scale, its important that management steps up and puts a firm hand on the tiller (or whatever it is that skippers do when it all gets a bit blowy). Hats off, then, to Andy Kilburn at Orluna for this announcement that dropped into lots of inboxes yesterday.
‘We need to keep product moving as a priority for our customers whose livelihood and cash flow could be impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. We are taking the situation very seriously indeed
Over the last ten days, we (Orluna office and factory) have implemented the following procedures: every visitor and team member must wash their hands immediately on entering the building, hands washed and desks cleaned regularly throughout the day, all doors are propped open, all door handles and banisters disinfected every hour. As of today, 70% of our office are trialling working from home
Regarding the supply chain, we have had time to prepare and have been helped by our very large UK build element. We do not foresee any delays for parts for the next eight / twelve weeks at least. As for build, we have been pushing hard to get everything prepared for some members of the build team to be off. We currently do not expect any delays.
Overall, we are in as good a position as we can be to support each other. Clearly we are in “uncharted water” so if things change and there are any forecast shortages, we will let you know.‘
Andrew Kilborn Managing Director
And all best wishes go from The Light Review to the Orluna team.