As demand for spare parts grows with the pick-up in manufacturing industry, Brammer is warning UK manufacturers to act now to secure the integrity of their supply chain and avoid the potential problems created by shortages and longer lead times on vital components.
Brynn Woods of Brammer explains: “During the recession, some industrial component suppliers reduced their production levels and capacity has not yet increased sufficiently to cope with the increased demand from a manufacturing sector that has started to emerge from recession.
“This means that in some areas there is a shortage of supply – and manufacturers without a reliable supply chain in place for production-critical spares could find themselves frantically trying to source a component or turning to unproven suppliers, introducing the risk of sourcing sub-standard or counterfeit parts into their maintenance supply chain.
“More than ever, a partnership with a reliable, authorised distributor like Brammer is key to maintaining the supply of production-critical spares and avoiding costly downtime. Brammer can guarantee authenticity of supply and rapid delivery, and can even recommend and supply alternatives if the component is not available in the required lead time.”
Source : Brammer The Link Issue 5 - The newsletter from the UK’s leading supplier of MRO products and services