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Disruptions of coronavirus pandemic to impose 4-to-12-week lag in military electronic parts

Tuesday, April 7, 2020   (0 Comments)

By John Keller  |  April 7, 2020  |  Military & Aerospace Electronics


"We will see lead times push out a minimum of four weeks, and for as long as 12 weeks," says Don Akery, president of electronic parts distributor TTI.

FORT WORTH, Texas – Effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the U.S. military electronic parts supply chain likely will push-out lead times from four to 12 weeks from order to delivery over what manufacturers had come to expect before the pandemic swept over American shores.

This is the prediction from Don Akery, president of U.S. and international electronics distributor TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. The market disruption comes at an inopportune period; the defense electronics supply chain had been recovering from disruptions caused by a surge in demand from Trump Administration defense spending increases. READ MORE...

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