West Coast port delays and crippling material shortages are wreaking havoc on retail order lead times and budgets.
Among the challenges:
- West Coast port delays are adding up to 4 weeks to distribution timelines
- West Coast packaging and corrugated suppliers are seeing raw material price spikes due to short supply, and lead times are increasing to five and six weeks
- West Coast 3PLs and co-packers have oversold their capacity, leading to additional delays and higher prices
- Trucking costs are climbing as the result of driver and equipment shortages and over-capacity of freight
So how do you manage a retail campaign that depends on meeting your deadlines without blowing the budget?
Keep Your Retail Campaign on Track with Supply Chain Expertise and Agility
With West Coast ports and suppliers severely over capacity, now is a good time to consider alternative entry points – like the Gulf Coast and the East Coast – as well as Midwest fulfillment and distribution, where lower costs, shorter lead times and greater availability can keep your retail program on track.
TPH’s midwest options for corrugated, packaging and fulfillment, provide our clients with options for avoiding the West Coast squeeze and the threat of campaign wrecking delays. Our project and supply chain management covers all the bases to ensure that your product gets to the retailer on time and on budget.
At TPH Global®, we have spent decades helping our clients manage complex retail programs offshore and domestically and we’ve done it with an exacting attention to detail, and expertise and processes that mitigate the risks that come with today’s constrained supply chains. Even in the most difficult environment, we make it is easy for our clients to get their products to market, leveraging our deep understanding and expertise with globally sourced retail programs and risk-mitigating strategies designed to ensure on time and on-budget delivery of your orders to retailers.
Give us a call or click on the link below to learn how we can help you find your route to repeat retail campaign success. We manage our client’s campaigns from the first mile to the last mile and back again.