When you work with Mead Metals, it’s okay to expect on-time delivery. In fact, we encourage it. We track how accurately we meet or exceed quoted lead times, and I can confidently state they are met with 99.98% accuracy.
Late Material Delivery
As we covered in this blog post on dealing with late deliveries, getting stuck between a late supplier and a time-sensitive customer can make for a stressful situation. If that’s somewhere you regularly find yourself, remember to communicate honestly, take responsibility where it’s appropriate, and consider some proactive choices that can help you avoid the same problem in the future.
Because we understand how essential tight timelines are in this industry, we maintain a commitment to on-time delivery as part of our core business standards. A typical material order quote is going to include lead time, and for those of you wondering, it’s a lead time you can count on.
Accurate Lead Times
By maintaining strong relationships with the mills we source from and managing the inventory we carry, we are aware of our material availability. If the material a customer requires is currently out-of-stock, we know who our source would be for the material and can quickly find out how long it will take for a shipment. Once we have the right material, it’s a matter of processing.
At a metal service center, it’s important to know how long different processes take and be aware of what is currently in the pipeline. Because our internal processes have been refined and streamlined, we have a clear understanding of how long something can take and what a reliable lead time would be. This allows us to maintain a high level of accuracy.
If you’re interested in working with Mead Metals as your materials supplier, get started with a quick quote: