PCB Assembly Services - Screaming Circuits: The supply chain is still a mess - A few things you can do to help


The supply chain is still a mess - A few things you can do to help

I'm sure you are getting tired of us telling you that. We're certainly tired of saying it, but it is still the world we live in. It may not let up until the middle of next year.

So, here it is again: Due to the global volatility of parts and materials availability and sourcing, our quoting lead times are taking longer than usual. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we navigate through this. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up your quoting turnaround time:

  1. Double check your BOM to ensure none of your parts are discontinued, back ordered, or have long lead times before submitting your quote.
  2. Add an extra column to your BOM and provide a substitute part number(s).
  3. If there are parts that you can quickly and easily source, you may want to do so and have them drop shipped to us.
  4. You may want to reconsider your fabrication and assembly turn times so we can still meet your need by dates.

You might also need to do a re-spin of your board to fit a chip that's available in a different package. Maybe a slight redesign to accommodate a different version of the chip. It's a pain, but some microcontrollers are out of stock with lead time number so large, our sun may be a cold, dark lump of heavy metal coal before they come back around. In the mean time, we'll do our best to help. Get a quote or talk with our web chat specialist at screamingcircuits.com

Duane Benson
Going to Mars won't help. Parts are out of stock there too.

Parts falling_combined-brighter


It really is. Pretty much all of our vendors are saying they've never seen anything like this.

This is worse than when tants were in short supply in 2000.

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