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Longer Lead Times Forecasted
Don’t Get Caught Behind The Curve
If you have been experiencing longer-than-usual wait times for your deliveries, you are not alone: Due to both current events and high supply chain demands, AB&R and the supply chain industry are experiencing unusually long lead times on barcode and RFID equipment, and raw materials used for creating labels. This means a longer wait for you to receive these essential supplies for your business.

On average, barcode, RFID and label delivery takes 10-to-12 business days. Our experts estimate that these longer lead times have added at least two-to-three business day delay for most customers’ deliveries. Amid current events, demand for transportation and shipping have also increased significantly due to a spike in online shopping, creating a shortage of drivers, high delivery volumes and unpredictable delivery schedules. With the holidays just around the corner, we expect these delivery delays to worsen.

What You Can Do To Stay Ahead
We understand that this year has been stressful for our customers and partners, and we want to do all that we can to prevent disruptions in your supply chain so you can finish the year off strong. Here are some ways your business can get ahead of the delays:

Reach out to AB&R’s sales team for help. Our team can help you navigate this disruptive time by keeping you up to date on supply availability, material lead delays and your delivery status. Call 800-281-3056 or fill out the form below if you have any questions.

Order early and get ahead of the holidays. If possible, order your barcode and RFID equipment and supplies early to avoid discrepancies in your supply chain, and budget extra time into your schedule for label needs ahead of the increased market demand that the Christmas season brings.

If you need help planning around these delays or have any questions, please reach out. We are here to help you succeed.