Shortening the Supply
Distance and Time
Rubber is mostly produced by small farmers in South East
Asia. This vital raw material must travel half way around
the world, some 20,000 km, before reaching factories in
As a result, the
process of purchasing and receiving rubber takes time. After
a contract is struck, it easily takes 60 days to arrange
shipment, transport to the docks, wait for the vessel, and
sail overseas before final delivery. This requires consumers
to purchase rubber with a lead time of about 90 days for
the next delivery.
But you can't
always plan all your material requirements 90 days in advance!
Thus Astlett Rubber always carries unsold, healthy natural
and synthetic rubber stocks both afloat (in transit) and
in our warehouses. This aids our customers in several
We know that, in the long run,
our healthy, pooled-stock approach can save you significant
money in carrying charges and lost production. We go even
further, by arranging Vendor Managed Inventory programs
for some of our customers. This transfers even more risk
and cost to Astlett. But then we are experts at risk and
know how to manage costs!
Astlett is your reliable partner
for all your natural rubber and synthetic rubber needs.