same with home appliances.Don’t know about the rest of the folks here but “back order” is the new normal out there.
Not just my business but even things as simple as charge pipes. I ordered a set from DDM in February and they just moved the shipping date out another 30 days.
Whoda thunk there would ever be a 6 month lead time on pipes?
I work in pro audio and some of the products we need to build and integrate specialty rooms that normally have a two week lead time are pushing into next year!
I have vendors in the UK that are struggling to source cardboard and low quality wood for shipping. It’s a weird time right now.
I know a few folks at Schitt. Nice people good gear.I recently ordered a piece of gear from an audio company called Schitt (no jokes, please) and they built the unit and got back to me in a few weeks for payment. Keeping lots of inventory on hand is a very expensive proposition especially when many companies are suffering financially from the Covid slow down.
Got that same email from Summit about the Traction Control switch. I have an HHR switch and and Sky switch on hand. Life has gotten in the way and I haven't be able to replace with either yet. They look exactly the same despite the part number difference.
Thank you for your order. Based on the latest information we have received from our supplier, we estimate that we'll ship your order to you on or near the date shown below. We will remain in contact with our supplier regarding this item and there is nothing you need to do at this time.
If you paid with a credit card, your card will be charged as your items are shipped unless specified otherwise. All other payment methods are collected at the time of the order.
Order Information Order Number: 3924692 Customer Number: 6213559
Item Notice Number New Ship Date
Traction Control Switch
(Mfr. #: 15859939)
The chip shortages in my industry have been a direct effect of a 4 day fire in a factory in Japan back in November of last year. the AKM chip of note needs to made by the very machines that burnt in the fire.
All the manufacturers started scrambling for the old standby by Cirrus chips as an alternative.
Which had the effect of massively raising the costs of the AKM chips still left in the supply chain AND the cirrus chips.
Then the hoarding began...
So now both products designed around the AKM chips and the citrus chips are becoming back ordered.
to make things worse, a second fire at another chip Manufacturer in Japan earlier this year has further exacerbated the problem.
It has been postulated that the fact that the factories were working their machines overtime to meet demand may have led to the fires...
In my opinion, everyone (speaking in generalities) seems to forget globally, we all stayed home through the pandemic. (I didn’t but I also do not manufacture material goods) Maybe not at the same time but generally it happened.Ford just shut down their Mustang production line indefinitely because they don't have the chips for their various control modules and stuff.