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#268216 5-Mar-2020 17:16
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Fellow IT Vendors, how is COVID-19 affected you? exeed, ingram, dove seem to be drying up of stock with back orders to May!

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  #2433318 5-Mar-2020 17:24
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I have heard that electricians may soon have difficulty getting things like switches and other electric components. This potentially could delay house builds.


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  #2433324 5-Mar-2020 17:41
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mattwnz:

 

I have heard that electricians may soon have difficulty getting things like switches and other electric components. This potentially could delay house builds.

 

 

Schneider (owners/manufacturer of PDL and Clipsal)  said they had 80% capacity back at their Chinese factories on 20 Feb, 

 

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/schneider-electric-to-take-a-300-million-euro-hit-from-coronavirus-2020-02-20

 

So it shouldn't be too bad... fingers crossed . (although ports might be a bit snarled up too)

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2433326 5-Mar-2020 17:42
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Yeah, our suppliers are low/out of stock on some items. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2433331 5-Mar-2020 18:20
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We're waiting on Cisco servers, delayed due to covid-19


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  #2433371 5-Mar-2020 20:45
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Hi-vis vests -- kiwifruit industry is firing up, they are missing safety clothing.

 

OSH may have to let-up on some of their safety rules. 

 

 


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  #2433503 6-Mar-2020 09:13
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Theres been an issue getting servers since late Dec : world wide shortage on server components
Must have been a Nov/Dec rush as SBS2008/11 went unsupported in Jan :-)
I had to panic buy 2 servers late Feb (1 weeks notice from client) , a real headache finding something suitable in stock in NZ

 

Covid will only make that worse


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  #2433509 6-Mar-2020 09:25
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We work with a bunch of American customers. There are 3 month delays (at the moment) for networking equipment in some projects.

 
 
 
 




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  #2433510 6-Mar-2020 09:26
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wellygary:

 

mattwnz:

 

I have heard that electricians may soon have difficulty getting things like switches and other electric components. This potentially could delay house builds.

 

 

Schneider (owners/manufacturer of PDL and Clipsal)  said they had 80% capacity back at their Chinese factories on 20 Feb, 

 

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/schneider-electric-to-take-a-300-million-euro-hit-from-coronavirus-2020-02-20

 

So it shouldn't be too bad... fingers crossed . (although ports might be a bit snarled up too)

 

 

I thought PDL stuff was made in NZ?




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  #2433511 6-Mar-2020 09:27
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CokemonZ: We work with a bunch of American customers. There are 3 month delays (at the moment) for networking equipment in some projects.

 

Crazy huh?


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  #2433514 6-Mar-2020 09:29
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Just crazy. I honestly didn't think this sort of gear was that just in time.

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  #2433518 6-Mar-2020 09:41
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Received an email from PB commercial yesterday advising on stock delays across a lot of categories


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  #2433519 6-Mar-2020 09:42
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Lean Manufacturing requires everyone to sing from the same hymn sheet, but if an important aspect of the supply chain falls over, everything grind to a halt.

 

Having said that, components supply issues have been around for over a year, with Intel in particular has been on my radar.

 

https://www.electronicdesign.com/technologies/embedded-revolution/article/21808887/intel-to-outsource-production-to-help-curb-chip-shortage 





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  #2433530 6-Mar-2020 10:10
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Dynamic:

 

Lean Manufacturing requires everyone to sing from the same hymn sheet, but if an important aspect of the supply chain falls over, everything grind to a halt.

 

 

You would have thought they might have learnt some lessons from the Thailand Floods and Japan Tsunami about supply chains,

 

But I guess the driving factor is $$$ and holding stock is a cost...




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  #2433536 6-Mar-2020 10:32
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wellygary:

 

nztim:

 

I thought PDL stuff was made in NZ?

 

 

Closed in 2018

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102103490/schneider-electric-makes-50-people-redundant-closing-christchurch-factory

 

 

WOW! Completely missed that


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