Extended Lead Times - Plan Ahead
Last updated: 4th April 2021
With the addition to the trading calendar of Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, the traditional 'peak season' has become extended during 'normal times'. Add the extra strain of increased demand due to the Covid-19 crisis and stockpiling pre-Brexit and peak season in 2020 was like no other. Already well into 2021, this elevated demand continues to have an impact on lead times.
The product mix across the board has changed for all suppliers and manufacturers as we adapt to cope with our customer's new routes to market as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic. With this in mind, we're working with our valued customers to plan ahead.
We appreciate that forecasting during 'normal' times can be tricky, therefore, thinking about forward requirements in the current situation is a near impossible task. We do ask however ask that you bear in mind lead times are already extended (>35 working days for most standard styles), and this may well extend further depending on demand through the industry.
Please bear in mind if you have a specialist product (e.g litho laminated print cartons, multipoint glued trays etc that lead times will be longer than those quoted here > 8-12 weeks).
We will of course always do our best to accommodate any unforeseen emergency requirements. Keep in touch with our team about your up and coming cardboard packaging needs T: 01939260342 firstname.lastname@example.org