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Among the procedures some
distributors have implemented
to ease the supply chain
crisis is limiting the number of
units an individual dealer can
purchase for certain products.
Pickup process to help get
dealers in and out faster and
minimize in-person interaction.
We know the value
of an installer's time, so our
process texts the customer
when the order is ready and
completes the payment
on their credit card before
they arrive. This way, the
customer simply signs for
the product and is back on
their way quickly. We want
them back on the job where
they are making money. Our
Smart Services program also
offers courier service to keep
installers on the job and minimize
contact while getting
the products they need.
distributors understand -
and to a certain degree their
customers understand -
there have been supply chain
shortages across the board in
multiple product categories,
so their patience has been
evident and appreciated.
CE Pro: What is the most
important thing integrators
can do in terms of
their ordering, inventory,
etc., to improve their own
supply chain situation?
FISCHER: Consider installing
the product in phases
and produce more generic AV
designs to make changing out
equipment easier. Consider
other revenue streams they
might not have thought of
getting into or were hesitant;
surveillance and cameras,
cepro.com
JOHN YODZIS,
President & CEO,
DOW Technologies
CE Pro: What specific
procedures have you
implemented to help
alleviate the supply chain
crisis for integrators?
JOHN YODZIS: Our purchasing
team has continued
to refine their practices to
lighting and lighting fixtures
and shading will continue to
be hot product lines ... did I
mention communicate?!
optimize inventory levels to
have product available for
integrators while accommodating
for sell-through rates
and shipping times. Given
the current shipping times
from overseas, we're ordering
an additional 6 to 9 months
of inventory to minimize
disruptions. In addition, our
team evaluates substitute
products that are available to
fill holes for products that aren't
readily available. In some
cases that means looking at
new vendors or expanding
the breadth of our inventory
with existing vendors.
CE Pro: Have you
implemented contactless
payment for integrators?
YODZIS: In June 2021,
we implemented our Rapid
CE Pro: When do you
foresee the supply chain
crisis subsiding?
YODZIS: Unfortunately,
there are so many factors
hindering our ability to get
many products back in regular
inventory and the collective
intelligence from our vendors
is that we will continue to see
disruptions in available inventory,
manufacturing delays
due to staffing and component
shortages and extreme
shipping constraints until at
least mid-2023. Some categories
(like TV panels) have
gotten much better, while AV
receivers are still difficult to
source with any regularity.
CE Pro: How would you
scale the supply chain situation
today versus this exact
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