Holland Litho: Statement on Paper Availability
Most of our customers have heard by now about the paper shortage. We have covered this topic in previous newsletter articles, see links below. Minimizing its impact is the top priority for Holland Litho.
While there have been a handful of large jobs we couldn’t produce the full quantity right away due to not having paper immediately available, we've been able to produce the vast majority when needed. Here are some of the steps we are taking to further minimize the impact on our customers, their projects, and their schedules:
1. Working with customers
We are working with customers to anticipate their upcoming paper needs, and placing paper orders as early as possible for upcoming projects. This includes proactively contacting customers to identify known ongoing/repeat projects to place paper orders now even if their typical delivery date is up to 6 months in the future. In some cases, substituting a similar stock is the best solution and we can advise about options for paper.
2. Partnering with suppliers
We are working strategically with our paper suppliers to partner and plan for the next 6 to 12 months. Planning ahead has been the key.
3. Stocking our inventory
We anticipate our typical needs for various times of the year and we are doing all we can to be prepared for upcoming volume.
Paper is certainly a concern!
We're doing all that we can to be prepared, and that includes communicating with customers about it. If you have any concerns or want to pre-plan your paper order for upcoming projects, please give your salesperson a call.
Paper Supply: Why It Is Tight