It Might Ship As Early as Today
Ok, does anybody in the machinery business ever really mean it when they say that? If they do mean it are the ever successful?
I've purchased four pieces of equipment in the last month that needed to be sent by truck. Not one item shipped when they said, and not one item was delivered by the estimated delivery date even after it was shipped.
Interestingly in the communications hardware business (alarm/telephone/vdeo/etc) my vendors ship on time 99.5% of the time, and it arrives on time just as often. On the occasions when there is a delay they let me know right away.
Obviously the "Just In Time" model doesn't work for some industries. LOL.