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    Latest Lead Time News for RS Group

    We are continuing to work tirelessly to provide our customers with a best-in-class service. To mitigate logistics and supply chain risks we have increased our stock holding by £20m [AU$34m] in the last 12 months, continuously review availability, and have implemented action plans with suppliers who continue to experience challenges.

    While disruptions to the global supply chain are starting to ease the availability of electronic components and connectors continues to be very restricted in certain technology groups. This is especially evident for ceramic capacitors, aluminium electrolytic capacitors, chip resistors, automotive type connectors and highly complex semiconductors and modules.

    However, it is worth noting that various product groups – such as automation & control - which use electronic components during manufacture are experiencing supply constraints and the situation is expected to continue through-out 2022

    Be assured that your needs remain at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to providing you with reliability, simplicity, and expertise at every step.

    RS continue to monitor the situation in support of our customers

    • We continue to work tirelessly with our supply partners to obtain the latest availability information and secure stock where possible for our customers.
    • We are making every effort to ensure the stock and availability information provided by our websites is as accurate as it can be during this volatile period.
    • However, we look to emphasise that any information, including manufacturer delivery dates are as issued to ourselves by the manufacturer.
    • As such, they are subject to change without notification by the manufacturer and must only be used as a guide when placing orders and not for detailed planning purposes.
    • As a temporary measure, we would wish to encourage customers not to place orders where stock is temporarily unavailable, to allow recovery in the supply chain.
    • We would strongly encourage customers to avoid placing duplicate orders with multiple distributors for items not in stock, in the hope of securing part quantities.
    • This can have the effect of constricting the market recovery even further and extending the current situation beyond its natural cycle.
    • We would also encourage customers buying product in the short term to request immediate delivery of ex-stock items in lieu of any scheduling, to ensure stock security.
    • We also recommend customers check their existing schedules with their local contact due to the volatility of the supply situation since these orders were originally placed.
    • Please note we have very healthy stocks of most components which has led to many more customer orders recently as we process new volume enquires.
    • Customers may observe slight disruption as we adapt to this new demand and we ask for you r patience and understanding.
    • Please do check our web site for the very latest stock position and we look forward to supporting you through this extraordinary phase of customer manufacturing and MRO history.

    Guide to electronic component lead time trends

    Guide to electronic component lead time trends