Hey, so I’m seeing bashing of VEX for parts shipments in other places.
It’s been below freezing in Greenville since the 29th (Sunday AM)
It’s been snowing, sleeting and freezing rain for the last 12 hours.
And while Texas is known for BBQ and Fried Pies, driving on sheets of ice isn’t their forte. And for those of you that don’t live in locations where sheets of ice is on highways, none of us can drive on them ( Delmarva here) . People try and that’s why autobody repair in the NE is a booming business. At least in TX people go “Nope, that’s some serious stupid, staying home.”
So it appears that the VEX people, being smarter than the average bear, stayed home. And based on my three ground carriers messages, who also stayed home, this means shipments will be a mess.
So before you also put fingers to keyboards to complain, put fingers to CAD programs to design around your issues.
According to Mary, my FedEx champion for my D$yJ$b, expecting things from the southern states before the 7th is wishful thinking.
I’m getting regular pushes / approvals for the forum, so happy they are at home and safe with their families.
Take this as a possible lesson: “Your supply chain is broken, what is your Plan B?” As a computer guy with delivery shipments, the worry about having hardware show up was constant, but having a plan paid off.
Fun fact, I worked for a company that had one plane every day that flew overhead. The lead operations guy had an application that fed his 3270 screen on distance away and pinged when the plane was past the building. I used to schedule meetings with him, you could see his eyes dart as the plane came closer.
Anyway, weather is an issue, don’t sweat it and don’t swear at people that don’t have control over it.