When China shut down a few months ago, it was a huge problem for us. We had a batch of batteries on order for the robots we are building for our beta trials this summer.
Suddenly the factories and ports were shut down, and nobody could tell us when the batteries would arrive.
No batteries = no beta test!
We scrambled to try to find other batteries with similar specs, in the necessary quantity.
A few weeks ago we got word- the batteries had arrived in California just when the US was shutting down.The batteries finally got to Kansas last week.
A seemingly small thing, but a huge win for our team.