At the beginning of the month, we announced a price increase effective June 1. While our suppliers are regularly having to deliver price increases to us, they continue to work tirelessly to keep deliveries of our raw materials on time and meet our high expectations. They know how much we value on-time delivery and their partnership in that effort allows us to keep our promise of short lead times to you.
While we have little control over the pricing of materials, we are focused on the things we can control.
First, we are invested in the financial well-being of our team. Each of them deserves our help to minimize the impact inflation is having. We have raised wages to help them keep up. We value our team and we know that you do to.
Secondly, we seek every opportunity to find efficiencies and improve productivity in our manufacturing process. We have new team members that are bringing new ideas to the table to streamline our manufacturing processes and improve efficiency. As a result, we are producing more tubs in less time, and that helps manage costs.
Lastly, we are also adding new machinery. I am most excited about our new robot (affectionately known as Robbie). Robbie is automating part of the manufacturing process for skirted tubs. This allows us to do more with less time, improve consistency in our quality and reduce errors. Robbie also makes the job easier for our team, which means happier and more productive employees.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to battle pricing inflation. We are working hard to manage costs while improving our already outstanding service levels
Thanks for being a Jetta partner.