Reflective Apparel reports that custom orders can now take up to five months instead of the standard 90 days. While consumer products are often the focus of current supply chain reporting, a delay in high-visibility clothing is a safety concern for workers. While proper care extends the life of a reflective garment, reflective materials lose their effectiveness over time. What may seem good to a worker may in fact not be reflected correctly. This can lead to decreased visibility, especially in bad weather conditions. Without proper safety gear, workers in several industries are at risk, including firefighters, police, railway workers, Department of Transportation employees, construction workers and airport baggage handlers, the company said in a statement from. hurry.
âReflective Apparel monitors supply chain issues very closely. Our demand planners are working to ensure that we continue to have inventory so that public and private organizations can keep workers safe with appropriate high visibility clothing. We want our customers to know that we have inventory in stock to ensure the safety of their workers, but we urge customers to plan ahead, especially when it comes to custom orders, âsaid Scott A Corrao, President of Reflective Apparel.
Reflective Apparel, a U.S. manufacturer of a full line of high-visibility apparel, has increased inventory in anticipation of global supply chain delays that could impact worker safety. Reflective Apparel increased share purchases more than 20% above average, with further increases in inventory expected in November and February 2022.
âIt is essential for organizations that require workers to wear reflective clothing to assess replacement times and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that there is no lack of availability to replace reflective equipment. before they become a security risk. The key is to be flexible. If you need winter coats now for your employees, you may need to skip a custom order that might not arrive in time for the cold weather in favor of an in-stock item that can ship today. Some customers who expect custom-designed clothing have purchased vests to wear over their existing winter clothing until their product is received, âsaid Corrao.
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