Supply chain woes are spilling into 2022 due to demand, shrinking market capacity, low imports, labor and truck driver shortages, container shortages, rising shipping costs, fuel prices, higher inflation, and varied COVID-19 protocols along the supply chain. Fortunately, Creative Solutions has the right connections to formulate a successful workaround.
While supply disruptions and extended lead times are expected to grow, what was once a 4-to-6-week timeline is now easily 14-to-16 weeks. We are recommending that businesses start planning their direct mail campaigns and print needs at least six months in advance of the intended time in market. With appropriate planning and our vast printing resources, in the U.S. and Canada, Creative Solutions can help source the required materials to keep your programs on track.
Recently, client’s direct mail program came to a screeching halt due to a specialized paper they had been using was unavailable throughout North America. We were able to source an alternative, comparable paper stock which allowed them to continue production and get back in the mail. Our print production team is consistently working on creative ways to help resolve client supply chains woes.
Count on us to help keep your mail campaigns on plan by mitigating the process through our innovative solutions and robust network of printers. Call 302.543.8533 or email us today.