State of the Industry: Supply Chain Update

January 17, 2023 / Company News

As we continue to face challenges due to supply chain disruptions, we remain optimistic that we’ll experience some relief soon. While we look forward to opportunities to support you and your business in the coming year, communication and transparency are essential to any good partnership, and we want to update you on the state of the industry regarding the supply chain as well as our continued efforts to mitigate these issues.

Latest Update

Our in-house experts and partners advise that we’ll continue to be impacted by labor shortages, increased demand, growing costs, and high shipping costs and delays. We’ll also continue to navigate limitations in certain industry materials, such as specific types of vinyl for signage and paper products like envelopes.

Our Efforts

We remain proactive in our approach to timing, quantities, and hiring of skilled talent. We’ve effectively managed our inventory by ordering certain products and materials in bulk and in advance when we can. We assist our suppliers with transportation and receiving to help alleviate delays. In addition to our preparedness, we remain flexible in developing necessary solutions without affecting the quality of service and product offerings we’re known for and while keeping our costs as manageable as possible.

How You Can Help

Please continue doing the following:

  • Order early: Allowing more time to produce and ship your order gives us the best chance to meet deadlines for events and other essential initiatives.
  • Be flexible: Identifying comparable products allows us to meet your needs as inventory continues to move rapidly.
  • Act quickly: Swift decision-making with quotes and proofs gives us the best chance to secure the items you want when you need them.
  • Order in bulk: Ordering larger quantities of items you know you always use helps minimize possible reorder delays.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to overcome these challenges. If you have any questions about specific products or supply chain updates, please email us at info@strategicfactory.com or call us at 443.548.3500.

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