What is our lead times?

Lead times vary based on machines.

Lead times change based on the type of machine. The majority of our standard machines are shipped in 3 to 6 weeks. Our custom machines, which are made just for you, can take anywhere between 18 and 26 weeks to build.  However, it is important to confirm this lead time with your sales rep prior to purchasing your machine. 

Lead times in manufacturing refer to the total time required to manufacture and deliver a product after the initial order is placed. This period encompasses several critical stages, from the initial order receipt through the production process to the final delivery to the customer. Understanding lead times is crucial for manufacturers, suppliers, and customers alike, as it affects inventory levels, production scheduling, and overall supply chain efficiency. Miller Weldmaster works to streamline the manufacturing process and keep lead times down as much as possible.  However, there are some external factors that affect lead times.  Below is a breif list of some of those factors.  

Factors Affecting Lead Times

Several factors can influence the length of lead times, such as:

  • Supply Chain Complexity: The number of steps in the supply chain and the complexity of the production process.
  • Inventory Levels: Availability of raw materials and components.
  • Production Capacity: The efficiency and capacity of manufacturing facilities.
  • Demand Fluctuations: Changes in customer demand can impact production scheduling and lead times.
  • Supplier Performance: Delays from suppliers can extend procurement times.