Chinese New Year 2017 – Managing Extended Lead-Times.
It is that time of year again – time to plan for the Chinese New Year shutdown period. For 2017, our supplier’s shutdown runs from 20th January to 7th February, with limited production for a couple of weeks after.
As you know, we like to give our customers sufficient time to plan for this and every year, around this time, we are in contact to provide a gentle reminder to look at stock levels. We do the same, increasing our stock levels over this period to help mitigate any impact the shutdown may have.
We suggest looking at your order requirements from now through to April and we are happy to accept scheduled orders to cover this time. Also, for those involved in new designs/product development, please take account of the extended lead-times when requesting samples or planning your product launch. The priority is to ensure that the Chinese New Year doesn’t impact on your business and together we can manage this.
If you would like to discuss your order coverage or would appreciate advice, please call us on 01258 456360 as we would be happy to help.