How Supply Chain Problems Affect Cabinet Manufacturers, Contractors, and Homeowners

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During the past couple of years, many companies have suffered from major supply shortages due to one reason or another. For the most part, businesses have been able to move on from this and get things back on track. On the other hand, the building and construction industry still has a long way to go.

The sudden change in both the quality of wood being produced and the length that it takes to ship it out has greatly damaged the woodworking industry as a whole. Because supply chain problems affect cabinet manufacturers, contractors, and homeowners no one is spared from the problems that have appeared recently.

Wide-Ranging Effects

Here’s everything you need to know about the current state of woodworking.

Material Shortages

The overall material shortage present in the industry has led to a plethora of problems for those on all sides of the equation. When something becomes harder to obtain changes are going to have to be made to balance out the demand. These changes have caused many homeowners to be unhappy with the quality of their purchases. This in turn reflects poorly on the contractors and manufacturers who are constantly having to work around the supply chain problems.

Increased Prices

Because less quality wood is being produced it means that what exists is going to skyrocket in price to balance it out. This leads to cabinet manufacturers having to make a bigger investment in order to get the materials they need for the project at hand. This also means that the contractor is going to have to give a homeowner an estimate that may be higher than expected.

Delays

Most cabinet renovations are expected to take around 6-8 weeks to complete. Normally this would be an accurate estimate because the building process itself can actually go quite fast given the right situation. Unfortunately, delays have changed the length of projects greatly. Quality cabinet renovations tend to take 15-18 works in the current climate.

Workarounds

To address the issues, cabinet manufacturers have developed some workarounds.

New Suppliers

Many manufacturers are reaching out to new suppliers in order to make up for the lack of material currently available. Doing this will give them new options and opportunities to find something that works. Finding a supply chain that is devoid of problems will also lead to a reduction in price for the homeowner.

Extensive Planning

If you’re a homeowner looking to renovate your cabinets then make sure you plan accordingly for the delays that are present in the industry. If you were to start a project right now then there’s a good chance that it won’t be done for a few months. Make sure that your schedule is going to work with that before you get stuck halfway through the project.

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