Why are lead times important?

Your project revolves around them

Here at Borroughs, we often get asked about lead times. It’s a key component of the building process for many customers, as a project’s completion deadline can hinge on materials showing up when and where they need it to be.

Accuracy is key

Borroughs lead times tend to be shorter than the competition, and (perhaps more importantly) they tend to be more consistent. When materials show up on time, projects stay on track — and customers stay happy. 

Industrial shelving can often be one of the last pieces of the project ordered, so you’ll need a company that can do it right and knows how to manage the shipment of project materials.

Save money by avoiding overtime charges

Fast, accurate lead times also save money, because you’ll avoid overtime charges from installers. When installers are stuck waiting for materials, you’re paying for that wasted time — but when materials show up on schedule, things keep on flowing, and the project stays on-budget.

About Borroughs lead times

Currently, we’re proud to say that our lead times are some of the best in the industry. (See below for exact turnarounds by product line.) 

Borroughs is always working on continually improving our processes to ensure we’re operating at maximum efficiency.  

About our adaptable timelines

It’s also very important to us that we stay within our customers’ timeline, which means we’ve worked on our ability to both hold lead times and manage phases of delivery for many of our customers’ projects.  This emphasis on reliability is another way we ensure your materials show up at the right time and in the right place. 

Thanks to our shorter lead times, we have more flexibility and can work within your schedule. We’ll work with you every step of the way, and do all we can to make sure your project stays on track.