Brian Moone

  • Lead times april2018
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    Lead times: January-March 2018

    2018-04-24T06:00:00

    In this quarter, three packages report a shortening of lead times – reflecting the beginning of a decline in enquiries

  • Lead times feb2018
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    Lead times: October-December 2017

    2018-02-09T06:30:00

    Our previous look at lead times back in September forecast little alteration, but as it turned out there were no changes at all over the subsequent three months

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    Lead times: July-September 2017

    2017-10-17T14:29:00

    Companies report being busier, and the lead times of several packages have changed but most have remained level, while little alteration is expected in the next six months

  • Lead times June 2017
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    Lead times: April-June 2017

    2017-07-18T10:52:00

    Lead times have stayed level, with most packages at the highest level since records began, and little further change is expected over the next six months

  • Lead times index April 2017
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    Lead times: January-March 2017

    2017-04-25T14:00:00

    Lead times have changed for five packages and four are increasing again, but many packages still expect no change in the next six months despite increased workload and enquiries

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    Lead times: October - December 2016

    2017-02-06T11:41:00

    Lead times have changed for only two packages - the lowest level of change recorded in the last decade. But many packages are reporting difficulty in getting qualified or experienced staff, reports Brian Moone of Mace

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    Lead times: July - September 2016

    2016-10-20T06:00:00

    There are capacity issues with some off-site manufacturing but the consensus among other site-based trades is that lead times are stabilising

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    Lead times: April - June 2016

    2016-07-21T06:00:00

    Lead times have either remained the same or increased, with burgeoning workloads and enquiries and a shortage of skilled labour making further increases more likely

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    Lead times: Jan - Mar 2016

    2016-04-25T14:37:00

    After a period of increase due to heavier workloads, lead times seem to be levelling off. But fit-out and finishing trades are still in hot demand

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    Lead times: Oct - Dec 2015

    2016-02-09T06:00:00

    Increases to lead times continue, and many are forecast to rise in the next six months, as workload and enquiries grow. But staffing is still an issue

  • Lead-times-SMALL
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    Lead times: July - Sept 2015

    2015-10-19T13:39:00

    Increases to lead times continue, albeit to a smaller number of trades than seen in previous quarters. The major issue forecast going forward is labour shortages

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    Spotlight: Managing lead times

    2015-10-19T13:39:00

    With the ripples of recession still being felt through the lead times of many specialist trades, Brian Moone discusses how clients of the supply chain can minimise disruption

  • Quality street: Native Land’s Neo Bankside
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    Spotlight: Residential fit-out

    2015-07-20T13:13:00

    As the London residential market continues to boom, the ‘deliverability ceiling’ looms for the supply chain. Brian Moone examines the data

  • Lead-times-SMALL
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    Lead times: April - June 2015

    2015-07-20T12:48:00

    With six packages increasing their lead times and widespread reports of increasing enquiries and workload, growth is holding steady. Brian Moone of Mace reports

  • Lead times: January - March 2015
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    Lead times: January - March 2015

    2015-05-07T06:00:00

    Lead times continue to increase with eight trades on the rise and no reported decreases. Some packages have increased more than once in the last 12 months

  • Lead times: October - December 2014
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    Lead times: October - December 2014

    2015-02-10T06:00:00

    Seven trades are reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, with several more anticipating increases over the next six months due to demand

  • Lead times July-Sept 2014
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    Lead times: July-September 2014

    2014-10-20T06:00:00

    Although there are only four trades reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, there are 10 trades that anticipate increases in the next six months

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    Lead times: April-June 2014

    2014-07-22T08:15:00

    While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

  • Lead times: January - March 2014
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    Lead times: January - March 2014

    2014-05-06T10:00:00

    Increased enquiries and workload are now affecting most trades throughout the industry, which is showing in increasing lead times. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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    Lead times April - June 2013

    2013-07-25T06:00:00

    Enquiries and workload continue to increase but in a bid to remain competitive, most suppliers are expecting lead times to hold steady. Brian Moone of Mace reports

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