COVID-19 Update

7/28/2020

Lead Time Updates Due to COVID-19 Disruptions:

We want to thank our customers and key suppliers for your continued support during this unprecedented time. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation as it changes. Following is a brief update on our key suppliers’ progress.

The majority of our key suppliers are projecting to be at 100% capacity by the beginning of August in North America. As essential operations, key supplier manufacturing sites around the world are operational at, or near, normal capacity.

Waytek will continue to provide you with updates on our key suppliers’ operational status.

If you have any questions about your orders, please contact our Customer Service Team. General questions or specific component lead time inquiries should be directed to sales@waytekwire.com or 800-328-2724.

Updated Lead Times

  • No Impact = standard lead time still applies
  • Minimal Impact = 1-2 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Moderate Impact = 3-5 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Major Impact = Unknown, at least double the standard lead time

Please note that standard lead times are averages of all parts carried for that manufacturer. Lead times for some components are longer than the average listed.

 

Supplier Current Status Standard Lead Time*
3M No Impact 2-3 Weeks
AFC Cable Systems No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Amphenol Minimal Delays 3-4 Weeks
Ancor No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Anderson Power Products Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Aptiv (Formerly Delphi) Moderate Delays 7-8 Weeks
Bayco No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Blue Sea Systems Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Carling Technologies No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Casco No Impact 8-9 Weeks
Champlain Cable No Impact 8-9 Weeks
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
DSG Canusa-Shawcor No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Data Panel Corp No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Delfingen No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Deutsch Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks
Durham Manufacturing No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Dynatex No Impact 4-5 Weeks
E-Switch No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Eaton Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Eclipse Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks
GEP Power Products Minimal Delays 6-7 Weeks
Gigavac No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Grote No Impact 2-3 Weeks
HMI Systems No Impact 9-10 Weeks
Hella Minimal Delays 11-12 Weeks
Hellermann Tyton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Heyco No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Ideal Industries No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Ideal Tridon No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Inpower No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Klein Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Leviton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Littelfuse Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Lovato Electric Inc No Impact 1-2 Weeks
MTA Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks
Marinco No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Master Appliance No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Maxxima No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Mechanical Products MP No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Molex Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
Nason No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Novita No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Picker Components No Impact 11-12 Weeks
Plymouth Rubber No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Pollak-Standard Motor Products No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Pressmaster No Impact 6-7 Weeks
ProMariner No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Rennsteig Tools No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Rostra Precision Controls Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Rowe Electronics No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Safco No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Sargent Tools Oetiker No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Scapa No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Song Chuan Minimal Delays 18-19 Weeks
Star Warning Systems No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Switchcraft - Conxall No Impact 7-8 Weeks
TE Connectivity Minimal Delays 8-9 Weeks
TE-Raychem Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks
Techflex No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Tesa Tape No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Thomas & Betts No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Trombetta No Impact 8-10 Weeks
Umpco Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Unity Manufacturing No Impact 3-4 Weeks
White-Rogers Emerson Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Yazaki No Impact 4-5 Weeks

 

5/19/2020

Lead Time Updates Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

We continue  to monitor lead time changes due to COVID-19. Manufacturers who had facilities closed in Mexico are now up and running again. However, lead times are still longer than normal.

Use the chart below to help you and decide if you need to order inventory to have on hand.

The chart rates the severity of impact on lead time delays by manufacturer.

  • No Impact = standard lead time still applies
  • Minimal Impact = 1-2 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Moderate Impact = 3-5 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Major Impact = Unknown, at least double the standard lead time

Please note that standard lead times are averages of all parts carried for that manufacturer. Lead times for some components are longer than the average listed.

Please contact sales@waytekwire.com or 800-328-2724 for specific component lead times.

Supplier  Current Status  Standard Lead Time*
3M Minimal Delays 2-3 Weeks 
AFC Cable Systems No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Amphenol Major Delays 3-4 Weeks
Ancor Minimal Delays 2-3 Weeks
Anderson Power Products Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Aptiv (Formerly Delphi) Major Delays  7-8 Weeks
Bayco Minimal Delays 1-2 Weeks
Blue Sea Systems Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Carling Technologies Minimal Delays 3-4 Weeks
Casco No Impact 8-9 Weeks 
Champlain Cable No Impact 8-9 Weeks 
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
DSG Canusa - Shawcor No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Data Panel Corp No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Delfingen No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Deutsch Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Durham Manufacturing No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Dynatex No Impact 4-5 Weeks
E-Switch No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Eaton Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Eclipse Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks
GEP Power Products Minimal Delays 6-7 Weeks
Gigavac Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Grote No Impact 2-3 Weeks
HMI Systems No Impact 9-10 Weeks
Hella Minimal Delays 11-12 Weeks
HellermannTyton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Heyco No Impact 3-4 Weeks 
Ideal Industries No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Ideal Tridon No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Inpower No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Klein Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks 
Leviton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Littelfuse Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Lovato Electric Inc No Impact 1-2 Weeks 
MTA Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Marinco Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Master Appliance No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Maxxima No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Mechanical Products MP No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Molex Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
Nason No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Novita No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Picker Components Minimal Delays 11-12 Weeks 
Plymouth Rubber No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Pollak-Standard Motor Products No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Pressmaster No Impact 6-7 Weeks
ProMariner Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Rennsteig Tools No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Rostra Precision Controls Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Rowe Electronics No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Safco No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Sargent Tools Oetiker No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Scapa No Impact 4-5 Weeks 
Sealcon No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Song Chuan Minimal Delays 18-19 Weeks 
Star Warning Systems No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Switchcraft - Conxall No Impact 7-8 Weeks
TE Connectivity Minimal Delays 8-9 Weeks 
TE-Raychem Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Techflex No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Tesa Tape Minimal Delays 3-4 Weeks 
Thomas & Betts No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Trombetta No Impact 8-10 Weeks
Umpco Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Unity Manufacturing No Impact 3-4 Weeks
White-Rodgers Emerson Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Yazaki No Impact 4-5 Weeks 

 

4/27/2020

Impact on Lead Times Due to COVID-19

Dear Waytek Customers,

Throughout this ever evolving COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been closely monitoring product delays from our manufacturers. We have also been diligently working to bring in additional inventory of impacted devices to meet our customers' ongoing needs.

Although we currently have plenty of inventory, it could become depleted due to interruptions in the supply chain as different countries impose stay at home orders, such as what we saw in China and are now seeing in Mexico.

Use the chart below to help you and decide if you need to order inventory to have on hand.

The chart rates the severity of impact on lead time delays by manufacturer.

  • No Impact = standard lead time still applies
  • Minimal Impact = 1-2 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Moderate Impact = 3-5 weeks of additional lead time over standard
  • Major Impact = Unknown, at least double the standard lead time

Please note that standard lead times are averages of all parts carried for that manufacturer. Lead times for some components are longer than the average listed.

Please contact sales@waytekwire.com or 800-328-2724 for specific component lead times.

Supplier  Current Status  Standard Lead Time*
3M Minimal Delays 2-3 Weeks 
AFC Cable Systems No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Amphenol Major Delays 3-4 Weeks
Ancor Minimal Delays 2-3 Weeks
Anderson Power Products Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Aptiv (Formerly Delphi) Major Delays  7-8 Weeks
Bayco Minimal Delays 1-2 Weeks
Blue Sea Systems Moderate Delays 4-5 Weeks
Carling Technologies Minimal Delays 3-4 Weeks
Casco No Impact 8-9 Weeks 
Champlain Cable No Impact 8-9 Weeks 
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
DSG Canusa - Shawcor No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Data Panel Corp No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Delfingen No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Deutsch Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Durham Manufacturing No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Dynatex No Impact 4-5 Weeks
E-Switch No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Eaton Moderate Delays 5-6 Weeks
Eclipse Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks
GEP Power Products Minimal Delays 6-7 Weeks
Gigavac Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Grote No Impact 2-3 Weeks
HMI Systems No Impact 9-10 Weeks
Hella Minimal Delays 11-12 Weeks
HellermannTyton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Heyco No Impact 3-4 Weeks 
Ideal Industries No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Ideal Tridon No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Inpower No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Klein Tools No Impact 1-2 Weeks 
Leviton No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Littelfuse Moderate Delays 4-5 Weeks
Lovato Electric Inc No Impact 1-2 Weeks 
MTA Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Marinco Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Master Appliance No Impact 1-2 Weeks
Maxxima No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Mechanical Products MP No Impact 7-8 Weeks
Molex Minimal Delays 7-8 Weeks
Nason No Impact 6-7 Weeks
Novita No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Picker Components Minimal Delays 11-12 Weeks 
Plymouth Rubber No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Pollak-Standard Motor Products No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Pressmaster No Impact 6-7 Weeks
ProMariner Minimal Delays 4-5 Weeks
Rennsteig Tools No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Rostra Precision Controls Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Rowe Electronics No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Safco No Impact 3-4 Weeks
Sargent Tools Oetiker No Impact 2-3 Weeks
Scapa No Impact 4-5 Weeks 
Sealcon No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Song Chuan Minimal Delays 18-19 Weeks 
Star Warning Systems No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Switchcraft - Conxall No Impact 7-8 Weeks
TE Connectivity Minimal Delays 8-9 Weeks 
TE-Raychem Moderate Delays 8-9 Weeks 
Techflex No Impact 5-6 Weeks
Tesa Tape Minimal Delays 3-4 Weeks 
Thomas & Betts No Impact 4-5 Weeks
Trombetta No Impact 8-10 Weeks
Umpco Inc No Impact 2-3 Weeks 
Unity Manufacturing No Impact 3-4 Weeks
White-Rodgers Emerson Minimal Delays 5-6 Weeks
Yazaki No Impact 4-5 Weeks 

 

Kevin Pung

Chief Customer Officer

Waytek, Inc.

 

4/7/2020

Preparing in Case of a Positive Test Result for COVID-19

Dear Waytek Customers,

Throughout the onset of the COVID-19 crisis we have been operating with three goals in mind:  the health and safety of our employees and customers, doing our part to slow the spread of the disease, and being able to ship the products you need to keep your production going. 

As the spread of the virus continues, and despite our best prevention efforts, we are preparing for the possibility one or more of our warehouse employees may test positive for the virus at some point.  If this happens, performing a CDC approved deep cleaning of the affected areas in the warehouse may cause a delay in our ability to ship products.  We commit to providing you with as much information as quickly as we can regarding any shipping delays and the steps we are taking to ensure a safe environment for our employees and customers.

Our recommendation during this time is to make sure you have some extra inventory on hand for your most frequently used and urgent items, in case you were to experience a slight delay in receiving product from Waytek.

Thank you for your continued business.

Charlie Kanan, CEO 

Waytek, Inc.

 

03/27/2020

Waytek to Remain Fully Operational

Yesterday Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an Executive Order directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 at 5:00 p.m. The "Stay at Home" order contains exemptions for businesses deemed essential infrastructure for critical sectors. Waytek meets the criteria for this exemption and will remain fully operational. 

03/26/2020

Shipping Update from FedEx

Today FedEx suspended their money back guarantee globally by issuing this statement.

“The impact of COVID-19 is causing local, state, and national governments around the world to issue work and travel restrictions on a daily basis which are impacting our ability to meet our high standards of service.

As a result, we have made the decision to suspend our money-back guarantee for all FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office services effective immediately until further notice. Because FedEx is an essential transportation service provider, we will continue operating as government restrictions and regulations allow.”

For more FedEx service information, please visit the FedEx website.

03/26/2020

Shipping Update from UPS

Notice from UPS – Suspension of Service Guarantee

“Effective March 26, 2020 and until further notice, we have suspended the UPS Service Guarantee for all shipments from any origin to any destination.”

For more details visit the UPS website (Link UPS website to this URL: https://www.ups.com/us/en/service-alerts.page

 

03/26/2020

Letter from the CEO

March 26th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and preserve public health and safety, on March 25th the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, issued an Emergency Executive Order directing Minnesotans to “stay at home” effective at midnight on Friday, March 27th through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th.   

This order directs the closure of all non-essential businesses and exempts businesses deemed essential by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) or the list of critical businesses from the state of Minnesota.  Because Waytek’s operations are “essential” under the applicable orders, as explained below, Waytek will continue to operate during the COVID-19 crisis to provide essential products to the medical, defense, transportation and logistics, food and agriculture, law enforcement, and public works sectors. 

On March 19, 2020, CISA published its guidance titled: “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response” (“CISA Guidance”). The CISA Guidance identifies 16 separate essential critical sectors.  Among those are Critical Manufacturing which includes: “Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for …and for supply chains associated with transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, …emergency services, and the defense industrial base. Additionally, workers needed to maintain the continuity of these manufacturing functions and associated supply chains.”

The State of Minnesota also published a list of NAICS code which identifies code 4238, Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers, as an essential business.  

As a stocking distributor with an NAICS code of 4238, Waytek is an essential part of the supply chain of the categories mentioned above, providing immediate access to essential products needed in the manufacturing process.   As an essential business, Waytek will continue to operate unless circumstances change drastically. 

We have taken the following precautions to limit the risk of exposure to our employees:

  • Implementing CDC and Minnesota Department of Health recommendations
  • Practicing social distancing by requesting all employees stay at least 6 feet apart
  • Applying more stringent disinfecting procedures throughout our office and warehouse
  • Restricting all visitors to our facility
  • Limiting the number of employees operating onsite by moving our office staff offsite to work from home
  • All delivery drivers are required to wash their hands prior to entering the facility

We appreciate your support during these unprecedented times and are committed to supporting you with the products you need to keep your business moving forward.   Our focus throughout this crisis continues to be the safety of our employees, the safety of our customers, and supporting our customers with the products they need.

Charlie Kanan

CEO, Waytek, Inc.

Waytek_50th_Logo_Large-Hubspot