UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTION TO THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK
We received this letter from one of our suppliers explaining in some part what the heck is going on with parts and motorcycle supplies and why all of us are finding products hard to get.
It's easy for us to forget what an idyllic bubble we live in here in NZ. We have great food security, ample fuel supply , power and water. The fact that our favourite Nike or that new helmet in my chosen colour isn't available 'right now' is actually no big deal - or is it!?
Spare a thought for the retailer you are dealing with, they deserve calm and understanding, just like you do .
We have replaced the company name with BEST MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY SUPPLIER!
TO THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK.
Dear Bayride Motorcycles,
As you may have started to notice stock is becoming more difficult to get hold of, this applies to many different industries, not just ours.
While the team at Best Motorcycle Industry Supplier have been working hard with manufactures, suppliers and freight companies through the pandemic to ensure that stock is available, there are a number of factors at play that are simply out of our control.
Raw materials - the building blocks of all the things we know and love. With global sales demand at an unprecedented and unplanned level, raw material suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand, in turn affecting downstream manufacturers.
Manufacturing delays - while the world struggled to get to grips with the pandemic in the beginning many factories were forced to shut down. It took some time before they were back up and running to a pre COVID level, however now we have the post-Covid global boom putting extreme pressure on global supply. Some manufacturers simply cannot keep up with demand.
Shipping - typically the freight industry is very good at providing accurate ESTIMATES of departure and arrival times, unfortunately, this is now compromised as they find themselves overwhelmed with huge global demand. Add to this the recent port strikes over in Australia, where ships were left at anchor out at sea unable to dock in port for days, even weeks! Thus causing arrival delays for ports next on the list. AND now there is a HUGE build-up of empty containers at ports around the world causing further congestion headaches. In Sydney alone, current estimates say that there are around 50,000 empty containers!!!
At this point in time our Best Motorcycle Industry Supplier stock is looking good across most lines with significant orders en-route, however, please note that while we indicate arrival dates as accurately as we can these are now subject to the aforementioned delays and challenges. Please understand that these are out of our control so we ask you to be patient and suggest securing stock by placing B/O’s
Finally, we would like to thank you all for your continued support of Best Motorcycle Industry Supplier and we look forward to growing together in the years to come.
All the best from the team @ Best Motorcycle Industry Supplier