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.

 

To read the full article click here.

01 September 2021

Related Posts

Quick Turn Around Manufacturing Facility
Isola’s New US Quick Turn Around Manufacturing Facility is Up and Running
Isola has completed the final phase of construction of our new 118,000 square foot quick turn around manufacturing facility located in Chandler Arizona. The facility houses corporate headquarters, a fully equipped, state-of-the-art research laboratory and the most recent addition, our new…
Travis Interview
PCB007 Interview with Travis Kelly: Maintaining Continuity of Supply
On April 9, Barry Matties spoke with Travis Kelly, Isola president and CEO. Travis gave an update on Isola’s responses to the COVID-19 challenges in materials manufacturing. Travis discusses how Isola is managing their supply chain by leveraging our global footprint to to fulfill increasing demand. The audio and…
BOSCH DAY WORKSHOP – PIONEERING NEW WAYS
Isola recently invited 50 Bosch staff members to a special automotive workshop at the offices of ELEKONTA in Gerlingen, Germany. Isola’s Carsten Doelfs, Bernd Flossbach and Alex Ippich teamed up with: – PETERS for “Coating Innovation for Electronics”; – ELEKONTA MAREK PCBs for “RF Applications and…