As a valuable customer, we are writing to discuss the ongoing and worsening challenges the United States is facing with the supply chain as it relates to the barcoding equipment and supplies that run your operations.
We have all heard about the chip shortages, but there is also a shortage of other components such as the resin used to build enclosures and cases for printers, scanners, and mobile computers. Those issues combined with the supply chain problems in China and the US are making a bad situation worse. Spikes in coronavirus outbreaks are hindering operations for some original equipment manufacturer (OEM) plants in China and contributing to the slowdowns in the Chinese and US ports.
We strongly recommend that your IT and operations team evaluate any needs through the end of the year and the first half of 2022 for Zebra, Honeywell, Datalogic, Motorola, or any other technologies that run your warehouses, field operations, hospitals, or retail operations.
Please proactively work with our experts to forecast precisely what your business will need in the coming months. Early order placement will ensure your devices are moving in the supply chain and will be available when and where you need them.
Currently, lead times are ranging from six weeks to six months depending on the OEM and device type. We look forward to working through these trying times with you to ensure the continuity of your operations.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing