From DesignCon: Isola Navigating a Challenging Supply Stream

Feature Interview by the I-Connect Editorial Team in August.

Nolan Johnson and Andy Shaughnessy visited with Jim Hartzell of Isola to learn about how the company has thrived in the past 18 months, despite some real supply chain backlogs. Jim also talks about new products, and what’s on the horizon for Isola.

 

Nolan Johnson: Jim, you’re the Vice President of Sales and OEM Marketing for North America. Business operations, after this very eventful year and a half, have shifted. Walk us through the market challenges you’re currently seeing?

 

Hartzell: Thanks, Nolan. We’ve been fortunate enough to stay extremely busy through these times and the operations team has been hitting record numbers of our shipments and so forth. From that standpoint, COVID hasn’t had a real big impact. Certainly, going and seeing customers has had a big impact due to COVID. Shows like this is where we’re getting a little bit of face time, but for the most part, we’ve been able to come through this shutdown pretty well.

 

We’re having some issues and some challenges on the logistics side of the business. A lot of our raw materials come in, either by ocean container or by air, but because of logistics delays, we’re having to ship a lot in by air. We’re seeing a significant number of delays coming in from ocean containers, particularly anything coming in from Asia.

 

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01 September 2021

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