With 2022 now upon us, a number of our customers are now in the throes of planning production for the year ahead.
Our January 2022 supply chain update provides the latest snapshot of market conditions to aid in your decision-making. Overall we are seeing the disruptions of 2021 starting to ease as nations and industry develop strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
In this update we cover three key areas:
With the Year of the Tiger fast approaching it would be remiss of us not to remind you how this will impact production lead times and global supply chains more generally.
Our manufacturing network is experiencing a surge in production orders leading up to, and after the Chinese New Year, as has been the case in previous years.
The holiday will run from *23rd Jan 2022 to 10th Feb 2022.
How this might affect your orders:
Our manufacturing facilities are busy ensuring orders are completed before the CNY cut-off, as well as preparing for the production backlog after the holidays.
Please see our latest updates on production lead times below:
Average production lead-times
** Average sea-freight delivery timeframes**
Over the last 12 months, the team at Grounded have worked to strengthen our ability to meet the needs of our customers and the changing landscape by;
The recommendation to all our customers remains, to place production orders as early as possible to help mitigate increased lead times and ensure timely delivery.
For those who have further questions please feel free to reach out to your Account Manager. Our team is in daily contact with our partners right across the supply chain to monitor movements and mitigate delays.