Timmy Bubak

27
Jan

Top manufacturing forecasts for 2022

Many predicated optimism and signs of improvement throughout 2022 for the manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, they are wrong as the chip industry is in a constant struggle due to the high global demand for electronics troubled by a number of supply chain disruptions with no signs of relief. Looking back at the challenges manufacturers had to face in 2021 caused by

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26
Jan

MARKET UPDATES – 26.01.22

GENERAL OVERVIEW Many predicated optimism and signs of improvement throughout 2022 for the manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, they are wrong as the chip industry is in a constant struggle due to the high global demand for electronics troubled by a number of supply chain disruptions with no signs of relief. We are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.

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19
Jan

MARKET UPDATES – 19.01.22

GENERAL OVERVIEW Prices across the whole market continue to rise as both raw material and transportation costs remain high.   Computer chip shortage pushes European car sales to record low, we are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.   The Omicron variant is causing further disruption to the supply chain due to global staff shortages. It is

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12
Jan

MARKET UPDATES – 12.01.22

GENERAL OVERVIEW There is no short-term fix for supply shortage as electronic component lead times & prices continue to increase, with no improvements expected until at least Q2, 2022. We are still facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.   Unfortunately, further disruption in the supply chain are expected as China’s aggressive power cuts still have the potential to

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5
Jan

MARKET UPDATES – 05.01.22

GENERAL OVERVIEW With the on going supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic and high demand for consumer electronics, it is predicted that the global chip shortage will last until at least 2023. We are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.   Current power outages across China are having further impact on the rest of the world.

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22
Dec

MARKET UPDATES – 22.12.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The Omicron variant is likely to be another test of supply chain resilience and could pose a threat to global economic recovery, particularly if China enforces its ‘zero-COVID’ policy, to prevent cases entering. We are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.   It is predicted that the raw material costs will rise again in the

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15
Dec

MARKET UPDATES – 15.12.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW We are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks after tariffs were imposed on imported Chinese goods and a number of factories were temporarily shut down due to the new Covid-19 variant.   Further price surges are expected across the whole portfolio as the demand continues to grow.   Due to the on going low raw

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8
Dec

MARKET UPDATES – 08.12.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW China is expected to double down on its ‘zero-COVID’ policy that may cause further disruptions across the supply chain as the new Covid-19 variant is spreading across the globe. This may result in mass lockdowns of entire cities, enforced quarantines, as well as strict checks at ports, including monitoring ships and cargo, and cause  potential longer lead times.

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1
Dec

MARKET UPDATES – 01.12.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The pandemic continues to be a disrupting factor throughout all elements of the supply chain, including in the components market. The growth of technologies like 5G and artificial intelligence continue to drive demand in consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare devices, industrial and energy products. This is causing extreme long lead times of up to 52 weeks.   China’s recent

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24
Nov

MARKET UPDATES – 24.11.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Semiconductor manufacturers across the globe are continuing to feel the pressure as the demand continues to surge for consumer electronics.   Recent reports state that average microchip lead time have risen to a record 22 weeks due to current transportation tariffs imposed on imported goods and power reduction mandates affecting China.   Thanks to the rollout of coronavirus

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