Choose Your Lead Time: How Lead Time by Design Enhances Your Operational Performance

In the realm of manufacturing, time is often the ultimate currency. Every moment counts, and how efficiently you manage time can significantly impact your operational performance. At Mercury Wire we are in tune with our clients’ needs and have developed an approach called “Lead Time by Design” that gives our clients the power to choose their lead time.


Two things. By design.

First, is the design of our organization.  Our organizational structure is built around value streams that are each tailored to serve specific clients or markets. These value streams have dedicated, right-sized equipment and are operated by a self-directed team with all the skills, information, resources and authority to meet client needs.

Second, is the design of each value stream.  Because each value stream is independent, they can uniquely optimize their workflows based on such factors as:

  • Market demand
  • Production processes
  • Supply chain logistics
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This means we can start with the client’s desired lead time and then strategically design and optimize the overall production flow to meet the necessary cycle time.  The result is “Lead Time by Design”!

So What?

Flexibility is key.

In a world where client demands fluctuate and market dynamics evolve rapidly, the ability to customize lead times is a game-changer.

  • Want predictable monthly shipments to simplify your material planning? We can do that.  
  • Want weekly shipments that match the cadence and flow of your operations?  No problem. 
  • Need same day shipments to meet rapidly changing product demands? We got you.

By aligning resources with specific value streams, we optimize efficiency, minimize waste, and get you what you need, when you need it.

But the benefits extend beyond mere operational efficiency.

Offering customizable lead times fosters stronger partnerships with our clients. It’s about more than just delivering a product; it’s about empowering our clients to better manage their own supply chains. With the ability to tailor lead times, they gain greater control over incoming inventories and can more effectively respond to shifting market demands.  Mercury Wire becomes a seamless extension of your operations.

At Mercury Wire, “Lead Time by Design” isn’t just a philosophy; it’s a promise. It’s a commitment to empowering our clients, optimizing the overall value stream, and driving mutual success. So, the next time you’re struggling with less-than-desirable lead times from your current supplier, remember:

With Mercury Wire, the power to choose is in your hands. Choose wisely!