Supply Chain Issues Still Ongoing

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues are expected to be a challenge for the foreseeable future.  Material shortages, delivery delays, increased freight costs, and decreased labor forces are some factors that are expected to continue to create supply chain inconsistencies.

The following are some (not all!) categories which have been impacted the most:

  • Furniture (longer than normal lead times)
  • Charter buses (driver shortage)
  • Anything with a computer chip
  • Imported goods
  • Vehicles
  • Staffing services

The best mitigation to the ongoing supply chain issues is to plan further ahead and place orders as far in advance of fulfillment need as practical.  With FY22 budgets set, Purchasing encourages all University departments to plan their order placements ahead as much as possible.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to UA Purchasing for assistance with your purchasing needs.