Lny 2023 90 days

90 Days to Prepare for Lunar New Year 2024

By Muirae Kenney  |  November 9, 2023

As we approach the Lunar New Year, which starts on February 10, 2024, it’s important to remember that this marks a considerable shift in the world of Asian electronics manufacturing. The global interconnectedness of electronics manufacturing means that potential disruptions during this holiday can impact any company, regardless of their production location.

This post follows our initial 120-days to prepare post, providing you with necessary insights and strategies to ensure uninterrupted production. In the earlier post, we advised you to:

Forecast lny production needs
  • Forecast your production needs for Q1 and the beginning of Q2 2024 to ensure you maintain sufficient stock throughout the Lunar New Year cycle.
  • Enhance inventory levels promptly to address customer demands effectively.
  • Adopt a diversified production strategy, like a China-plus-one approach or parallel production in multiple factories, to alleviate Lunar New Year pressures.

90 Days to Lunar New Year: Key Insights

With 90 days left until the Lunar New Year, we delve deeper into why this holiday has such a profound impact on manufacturing. Understanding these reasons will emphasize the importance of being prepared. Here are some crucial aspects to bear in mind:

  • Post-Lunar New Year: Gradual Ramp-up in Production
    After the Lunar New Year, APAC region factories are slow to return to full production capacity. In China, it’s a common practice for workers to change jobs during this time, resulting in approximately a third of workers not returning to their previous workplaces. Consequently, it could take up to a month for some factories to resume full production.

  • Quality Control Concerns
    Quality can take a hit both before and after the Lunar New Year holiday. The pre-holiday rush to fulfill orders can sometimes compromise quality, while post-holiday, inexperienced employees can lead to more errors. Consider using third-party product inspections during this time if you’re manufacturing in APAC countries.


In the run-up to Lunar New Year, shipping costs can skyrocket due to heightened activity at Asian ports.

  • Shipping Costs Peak During LNY
    In the run-up to Lunar New Year, shipping costs can skyrocket due to heightened activity at Asian ports. The rush to move products out before the holiday season paired with reduced shipper availability can cause a spike in costs. Besides, other ongoing issues like geopolitical instability, increasing energy and raw material prices, and potential tariff modifications can influence the electronics manufacturing industry. Keeping these factors in mind while crafting your Lunar New Year plan can help mitigate unexpected obstacles.

  • Diversify Your Manufacturing Base
    Consider mitigating reliance on overseas suppliers by leveraging North American manufacturing capabilities. MacroFab offers flexible solutions across numerous factory lines in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Utilize our expert support team this Lunar New Year to meet your delivery schedules.

Related Topics
Electronics Production: Upgrading Inventory Systems with Modern Tech

Inventory and supply chain management software and processes play a pivotal role in safety, efficiency, & security of electronics manufacturing operations.

Order Now to Reduce Lead Times During Lunar New Year 2024

Our goal at MacroFab is to assist our customers to be well-prepared to meet their end-user needs with minimal disruptions.

Lunar New Year Prep: 120 Days to Ensure Your PCBA Production

This event has the potential to impact supply chains in America, as the festivities necessitate closures of factories and businesses throughout East Asia.

Need Help With Your Lunar New Year Sourcing?

Get a Quote Now
About MacroFab

MacroFab offers comprehensive manufacturing solutions, from your smallest prototyping orders to your largest production needs. Our factory network locations are strategically located across North America, ensuring that we have the flexibility to provide capacity when and where you need it most.

Experience the future of EMS manufacturing with our state-of-the-art technology platform and cutting-edge digital supply chain solutions. At MacroFab, we ensure that your electronics are produced faster, more efficiently, and with fewer logistic problems than ever before.

Take advantage of AI-enabled sourcing opportunities and employ expert teams who are connected through a user-friendly technology platform. Discover how streamlined electronics manufacturing can benefit your business by contacting us today.