Polifibra: Safeguarding supply capability – stock levels have been significantly increased
The aftermath of the Corona crisis as well as the direct impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war has severely affected global supply chains in recent weeks and months. Currently most sectors are experiencing bottlenecks and considerable delays in delivery of material and commodities.
Polifibra Folien GmbH has tackled this problem early on and tailored its purchasing strategy to present circumstances on the world market. The Limburg-based film specialist has significantly increased - by around 15% to 20% - its levels of stock to counteract the enormous lead times for orders, currently about 8 to 12 weeks. This measure ensures that Polifibra can continue to adequately supply its customers without any problems. ‘At the moment the order situation is good, orders continue to come in. Due to our streamlined purchasing strategy, we are able to supply our customers without delay and fulfill all orders despite supply chain problems,’ says Polifibra Managing Director Andreas Spahn.
Not only have stocks increased at Polifibra due to the change in purchasing policy, but stock value has also risen significantly. A fact not only due to the higher volumes in stock, but also to market prices, which have notably risen recently. On the one hand, such price increases can also be attributed to the geopolitical situation in Ukraine and the resulting rise in energy prices, but on the other hand, they can also be explained by significantly higher commodity prices since the first quarter of 2021. As a result and further uncertainties associated with it, Polifibra Folien GmbH will continue to stick to its purchasing and storage strategy in the coming months in order continuously ensure the ability to supply its customers.