I’m not sure if it’s Brexit or a global issue, but importing goods this year has been extremely difficult.
Before I work on a design for a project, I now have to pre-order 70% of the components to ensure we get them on time.
Many times, the delivery dates get pushed back 1 or 2 months.
This year, we have got a real problem with availability of electrical components in the UK.
Frequently I have to change my design to suit parts that are available, as suppliers cancel, lose or delay their shipments.
It’s very frustrating, as the customers don’t accept a delay.