Start preparing for Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China. In 2018, this festive celebration falls on February the 15th through to the 23rd. It might seem far away at the moment, but do not postpone your order scheduling.
Since the Chinese New Year is a nationwide celebration, it will affect production. Please contact your local Sales Manager at Elmatica, and start planning ahead.
We will do our very best to support you and reduce the impact of this external factor. However, there are some factors we encourage all our customers to implement:
- Please place the PO as early as you can, lead time can in certain circumstances increase from 3-6 weeks.
- Update the lead time in Your ERP system by 6 weeks, until 23.02.2018
- Please send us forecast for Your parts, including a binding period in the forecast.
- Please consider buffer purchase for high volume projects.
We will support you by negotiating for shorter lead time, handle and support special orders and elements as booking raw material in advance, based on a binding forecast. As always communication is the key. Plan, talk, and order. When we support each other, then the Chinese New Year of 2018 will be an enjoyable celebration for us all. Normal lead time will increase by minimum 3 weeks for standard material and up to 6 weeks for special copper thickness
Normal lead time will increase by minimum 3 weeks for standard material and up to 6 weeks for special copper thickness. We kindly ask you to implement the following lead time increase for your articles.
Volume articles with 4 plus weeks lead time, should now be placed with 4+ 6 weeks lead time. Depending on the copper foil thickness.
Small volume articles with less than 3 weeks lead time, should now be placed with 3 + 2 weeks lead time. This lead time increase notification is valid for orders placed until 31st of March, 2018.
Please feel free to contact your local Sales Manager at Elmatica, if you have any questions about lead time or require a support production batch from one of our small volume QTA manufacturers.
About Chinese New Year:
The Chinese New Year is defined to be the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Unlike the Christian New Year, which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. A lunar month is around 2 days shorter than a solar month. In order to “catch up” with the solar calendar, an extra month is inserted every few years. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.