Amherst Label President Nye Hornor has worked closely with our Purchasing Manager, Secret Lussier, to effectively manage stock levels for the past three years. Now, Nye and Secret are seeing a changing landscape.
Nye reports: “Suppliers are getting back to normal order processing and turnaround in many cases.” This is good news but still requires close monitoring.
For many, many months, label manufacturers have been heavily stocking up on label-making materials. As Nye says, “Everybody overstocked. Now, with availability improving on many items, we are able to work through our inventories and get them back to pre-pandemic levels.”
The best thing to do is to be proactive and let us know your need-by date as soon as possible.
Nye continues, ”We are seeing quicker turnarounds on some common stock orders—in smaller quantities. But large quantities can still take 2-3 weeks to get in-house. The best thing to do is to be proactive and let us know your need-by date as soon as possible.”
In other words, stock supply timeframes are better, but larger deliveries can still take 2-3 weeks.
Nye recommends, “Planning to give manufacturing the time needed to handle your orders is critical.” Ten days is considered normal turnaround but adding time to that is smart.
Ten days is considered normal turnaround but adding time to that is smart.