Program Supply Ordering Update
Dear H&H Member,
While the start of camp is still weeks away, we are advising our members that if you have not done so already, it is time to start ordering your Program (Art, Office, Athletic) and Medical Supplies. The ongoing Supply Chain issues are causing more product backorders than the vendors were initially expecting.
Distributors are still rebuilding their inventory, but like many other industries, have run into problems with a lack of workforce including truck drivers and warehouse employees. This coupled with an ongoing shortage in the shipping containers and a higher than expected increase in demand, has wreaked havoc on their ability to fulfill orders.
We know that ordering Program Supplies and having them delivered to camp this early can be challenging for some, especially in determining where they will be stored prior to the arrival of your staff. While this can be an obstacle, we believe you will have bigger challenges with backorders if you do not start ordering now. By ordering early, the vendors will be able to advise of known issues and provide expected ship dates for those items. You will also be able to leverage the H&H network to find alternative items from other vendors when an item is backordered with a late date and/or is no longer available.
Did you know that the H&H System can allow you to set up accounts for your leadership staff (ie: Art Director, Sports Director) to build their own carts, but not allow them to check out? They would need to transfer their cart to you. You can then update quantities and check out. If you would like additional users set up, send the staff member’s name, email address, and position to firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, H&H Purchasing is here to help in whatever ways we can. If you need assistance, please contact us.