Budget Extra Time for Your Projects to Avoid the Sting of Supply Chain Delays
In the not too distant past, your business was likely able to order what you needed, when you needed it. And supplies arrived in a day or two. However, this has not been the case in 2021. Shipping delays are rampant in nearly every industry… appliances, furniture, as well as paper for print and promotional products.
A combination of factors has created the supply chain challenges that are affecting all of us. In addition to the pandemic, many ports and product suppliers have an aging infrastructure that’s unable to keep up with current demands. Also, the present (and ongoing) labor crisis is wreaking havoc. Trucking and shipping companies don’t have enough skilled workers to get the job done.
We want to be transparent about these challenges in our industry. We are experiencing some delays in the production and transportation of paper and promotional products (especially items shipped from overseas sources). We recommend that you budget extra time by planning your promotional calendar three to six months in advance to help ensure there’s plenty of time to order and receive items by the time you need them.
While it is uncertain how long supply chain challenges and disruptions will last, it is necessary to have dependable partners. Be assured we have well developed, long-standing relationships with our vendors who work with us to help meet your deadlines. Consult with your Brenneman Account Manager throughout the planning stage of your projects to avoid delays and save your team time and headaches.