Posts Tagged ‘ raw materials ’

PGTI Implements Strategies That are Paying Off

Nov 15th, 2021

PGT Innovations Inc., announced financial results for its third quarter ended October 2, 2021, and president and CEO Jeff Jackson reports that measures put into place are having an impact. Net sales increased 26 percent, to $300 million and gross profit increased 20 percent, to $104 million. “Our ongoing efforts to increase manufacturing capacity have […]

Citing Hurricane Ida and Its Domino Effect, Deceunick Declares Force Majeure

Sep 15th, 2021

After suppliers of raw materials and additives invoked the pertinent force majeure clauses in their contracts with Deceuninck North America, company officials delivered the same message to its door and window customers last week, notifying them of additional product shortages and possible price increases.  A “force majeure” clause (French for “superior force”) is a contract […]

Is JIT Dead – And Is a New Model Needed?

Aug 5th, 2021

It is forecasting time, and I am working on sales projections for 2022. So, I am visiting with customers and asking them what projections for next year may look like. Usually, I get fairly solid answers like, “this year we grew 10%, and we feel next year it may slow down a bit, but we […]

Stressed Supply Chains

Jun 24th, 2021

Having been in the window industry for almost 30 years, there was one department I always found to be quiet, unassuming and reliable: the supply chain and purchasing department. They just went about their duties, did their jobs and “stuff” always showed up on time. Sure, there was an occasional blip, but 99% of the […]

Outsmarting Supply and Labor Issues with Outsourcing

Jun 22nd, 2021

The door and window industry is on the brink of what’s traditionally been our busy season. But for many of us, it feels like it’s been busy season for the past year. A hot housing market, low interest rates and homeowners looking to make enhancements to their spaces—they’ve all worked to drive a major spike […]

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