I am writing to share with our blog readers news of longer than normal lead times for the amino acid L-Arginine. Extended lead times are expected to last into Q2.
L-Arginine is used in the Biotech market, but it also has many applications in nutraceuticals, animal feed and food & beverage. Recently, increased demand for sensitive teeth formulations of toothpaste has caused the L-Arginine market to tighten. With this increased demand, we have heard reports of backorders lasting from Q2 2012 up to Q1 2013.
We’ve reached out to our supply chain partners and they are working diligently to remedy the backorder situation. In the meantime, we have encouraged our customers to forecast their usage for the next two quarters and place orders so that Doe & Ingalls can secure their material for continuity of supply.
We are closely monitoring the situation, and will inform you as updates become available. If you have any questions about this product, or any other questions, please contact your Doe and Ingalls account manager. You can also reach out to me at cbhicksATdoeingallsDOTcom or visit me at the InformEx event at the Rx360 booth in New Orleans on February 15th and 16th, or the IBC event in San Diego on February 27th and 28th.