World Coffee Supply Chain. Do you want to offer your customers great coffee at a great price with minimal hassle? Coffee that not only tastes great but pays the grower a fair wage for their hard work?
Ethical Fashion Guatemala makes it easy for independent and small grocery store chains to sell the very best in Guatemalan coffee, on-demand and free from red tape and hassles.
Ordering has never been easier: Order on Friday, and we guarantee delivery by Wednesday – up to 1000 lbs per shipment. Smaller shipments are no problem.
Our unique system means that the retailer doesn’t have to worry about inventory.
Or FDA prior notice inspections, we drop ship direct to each retailer’s stores. Payment is due five days after delivery, and in many cases, sales will have covered payment by that point.
Shipping contracts are handled by us, the retailer is advised of the shipment and does nothing else. Because of our arrangements, margins are much bigger… around 40%.
We’ve all seen the effects of the global shipping crisis up and down the coffee supply chain by now. World Coffee Supply Chain we have simplified by working direct with Producers and DHL Global Services.
JIT is a method of inventory management in which goods are received from suppliers only as they are required.
This method’s primary goals are to reduce retail inventory holding costs and increase inventory turnover.
JIT is turning into NIT—Not-in-Time.
Catalyst Trade had four containers leave Djibouti in mid-March. Instead of the expected mid-May landing, those containers did not reach New Jersey until July 27th, more than two months beyond that anticipated arrival date. So heads up!
Projected transit times for importing 2022 fresh crop Ethiopian coffees will be an average of six or more weeks, with no guarantees those time frames won’t stretch to double that number.
One thing to keep in mind is that the freight issues have already been causing delays and budget overruns for months.
Consider the experience of one coffee wholesaler. During the 2021 holiday season, he said he paid up to $22,000 per container.
However, it was only $3,500 the previous year.
When confronted with such massive increases, many business decision-makers are forced to pass the costs on to consumers.
Hurry Up and Wait for a Little Longer Shipments.
And, unfortunately, the wait does not end once our containers of freshly harvested Guatemala coffee arrive in the United States.
As we’ve been hearing on the news, ships are sitting at anchor miles out in the ocean for weeks just waiting for their turn at the unloading cranes from Newark to Savannah, Long Beach to Oakland, and other US ports.
And, of course, while they’re waiting, they’re still paying crew wages, which raises the cost of shipping because they pass those costs on to importers.
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