In an ideal world, the mission critical parts you need from your machine shop supplier would be at your receiving dock with the wave of a magic wand. We don’t live in the magic world (yet). However, there are some things you can do to get the critical parts you need as soon as possible. This involves setting up your machine shop supplier for success, so they can help you meet your scheduled goals. Here are three ways to reduce lead times, making the process of getting parts fast and practical.