Hardware specialist, VBH, has reported an on time in full (OTIF) outbound fulfilment average of 96.8% over the second quarter of this year, despite the issues surrounding freight and port delays, shortages of raw materials and over- capacity production lines.
VBH says it has drastically increased stock levels of its own greenteQ products, as well as those from
third party partners. This investment in stock is paying dividends for VBH and its customers as airfreights are kept to a bare minimum and OTIF has not dropped below 95% for many months.
As well as building up stocks, the purchasing analysts at VBH, led by purchasing manager, Karl Thompson (pictured above), are in constant dialogue with the greenteQ factory production planners to ensure a steady and controlled flow of hardware and furniture to VBH (GB).
Karl said: “This year has definitely had its obstacles when it comes to the supply chain. However, by increasing our local stock holding and working closely with all our factories and suppliers, we’ve been able to minimise any disruption to VBH customers.
“We are very proud of the OTIF we have achieved and maintained over what has been a very unpredictable time for both supply issues and sales volumes.”