How Tyndale Minimizes the Impact of Supply Chain Challenges: Part 1 – Inventory

As you are undoubtedly aware, suppliers everywhere are facing unprecedented global supply chain challenges resulting in significant product delays. These challenges stem from labor, manufacturing, shipping, and productivity issues and skyrocketing costs in an inflationary period that we haven’t seen the likes of in 50 years. All these factors combined have led to increases in raw material costs and the relative inability to get products finished or shipped to those who need them.

The bad news is arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing and other PPE suppliers are not immune to these challenges.

The good news is you can choose to partner with Tyndale, an AR / FR clothing supplier that has taken strategic steps to minimize the impacts of these challenges on the companies and wearers we serve.  How have we been able to do this? By investing in on-hand inventory of protective clothing, retaining and growing our own workforce, and preparing for future economic uncertainty. In this post and in the video below, we share why having inventory is so crucial – learn more from Tyndale’s VP of Technical, Scott Margolin:


Why is having on-hand inventory so important?

Despite global supply chain challenges, Tyndale has been remarkably resilient, ensuring timely delivery of the critical safety apparel your workers rely on to stay safe on the job. Over the past year, we have:

  • Increased our inventory by 35%
  • Increased our investment in 11,000 non-inventory SKUs. In addition to our standing inventory, we are now stocking items we didn’t previously hold in inventory. This was accomplished based on an analysis of commonly purchased SKUs – style-color-size – items with a goal of reducing lead time, improving delivery to wearers, and limiting the impact of supply chain disruption.
  • Consistently shipped orders with an average 90%+ fill rate. Meaning 9 times out of 10, a garment is available on our shelves when an order is placed for that item.

Bottom line, there’s no substitute for having inventory on the shelves! If your AR / FR clothing supplier has stocked shelves in their distribution center, you’ll receive what you need when you need it. Stay tuned for our next post in this series which focuses on labor shortages and how Tyndale has overcome this challenge to minimize its impact on the companies and workers we serve.

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