Brace for coronavirus supply shocks

For example: Facebook is already short on Oculus VR headsets, and Apple has reportedly told support staff that replacement iPhones for some devices will be in short supply for two to four weeks, our colleague Ina Fried notes.

Coca-Cola warned in late February that products in artificial sweeteners used to make Diet Coke have been delayed.

Other day-to-day essentials could be in short supply, too.

Procter & Gamble, which makes everything from toilet paper to laundry detergent, has more than 300 suppliers in China that provide 9,000 different materials for its products.

“Each of these suppliers faces their own challenges in resuming operations,” Jon Moeller, P&G’s CFO. told analysts last month. “The challenges change with the hour.”