Dear Tim Main,
Thank you for your willingness to leave, in your words, $50 million to $75 million in potential sales “on the table” during your November quarter.
We understand material shortages always are frustrating, and it’s ever-so-tempting to cut corners by poking in the dark nooks and crannies of the industry looking for spare parts.
For it is said parts that tend to be, how to say it nicely, “faked.” And bad parts tend to do bad things, like fail in the field. That’s exactly what gets manufacturing companies in trouble — and engineers and purchasing people fired.
That extra $50 million to $75 million in revenue will make your February quarter look that much better. And while your customers might not be pleased, your customers’ customers — aka me — will be.