Being trying to upgrade to a new 12 inch bandsaw to replace my little Aldi cheapie for the last few weeks, but all those I fancy are all showing "out of stock" and have been for a while?.....is it Brexit or covid?
A simple trap to fall into.Matthias Wandel's designs ..
...very impressive, but way beyond my somewhat limited capability!! (and space...)
This is a demonstration of just how fragile the system has become, quite a lot of people made a lot of money by eliminating the practices of keeping parts in stock to allow for delays. Now virtually nobody has any stock at all (an exception being Toyota who started the whole thing). The current system has meant that new products can be introduced fast without waste of stock components.My line of work (IT) is seeing massive shortages - up to 10 months in some cases. So not just bandsaws.....
I am sure many would want to blame Brexit (though they fail to explain why Brexit is to blame for global shortages ). Some would say Covid but, whilst Covid is certainly the spanner that was thrown into the works, that is not strictly true, either. The biggest culprit must be the 'just in time' process that is almost universal in our globalist manufacturing world. The bean counters worked out that huge amounts of money could be saved by cutting out the need to stockpile parts. Which is okay until the supply process stops working (which is where the Covid spanner comes in) and the bean counters suddenly realise that perhaps they should have stockpiled certain critical parts. So there you are. Greed (sorry, Capitalism) is to blame.Being trying to upgrade to a new 12 inch bandsaw to replace my little Aldi cheapie for the last few weeks, but all those I fancy are all showing "out of stock" and have been for a while?.....is it Brexit or covid?
It’s actually not the JIT process but a greedy misapplication of a poorly understood version of it.The biggest culprit must be the 'just in time' process that is almost universal in our globalist manufacturing world.
Hi James,Perhaps Nick has some Laguna'?
Hi and thanks for the reply. Another forum member has also been in touch as they are selling. Unfortunately the transportation costs make this a bit of a none starter! (I have been quoted £200+ for delivery!).Today I’ve been offered an Axminster 12” bandsaw on stand. It’s sound but very dusty, and the table has surface rust, as it’s been in an unused shed for 4yrs after the previous owner died. I’m in Kent, get in touch if interested.