Oh, i'm grateful for what I have, but some of our customers are getting to the point to where they don't know what they need until it's too late. Then somehow they think it's OUR fault that they run out of stuff. We can only send them what they order, and no one wants to have inventory anymore, so they go until they are almost run clean of inventory, then call us and say "oh, we need this by morning or we are going to have to shut down".
Well, tough crap, it doesn't work that way. They know that. Once it's too late, it's too late. Should have let us know sooner.
The "just in time" system of ordering stuff doesn't mean last minute, it means figure it out so you know what you need, when you need it, and have it planned already.
2 customers in particular are really bad, they ran themselves out of parts on Thursday, and called us and said they were out, and that they need some. Told them their forecasting isn't worth a crap, so oh well, nothing we can do about it. Quit being such tight asses and figure out what you need ahead of time so this doesn't happen.