LES, contractor supply chain management

Supply chain concerns continue to be felt across many industries, including electric utilities. Lincoln Electric System uses a variety of utility-grade materials daily to build and renew infrastructure in our service territory. LES, like many utilities, has experienced extended delays and longer lead times required on many types of equipment needed to serve our new and existing customers. 
 
LES began proactive practices to address supply chain issues over 18 months ago. The team restructured reorder points for many critical materials in anticipation of future delays. We also challenged our work groups to develop alternate solutions to utilize existing materials when possible. These planning efforts have allowed LES to continue providing reliable power to both existing and new customers.

Project requests

As an industry partner, LES recognizes you are likely facing many of these same challenges in your business. By working together, we can better anticipate equipment needs. As projects arise, we ask that you notify LES of your project early in the planning stage and communicate throughout the project on any timeline changes. Early notification will assist our teams with design requirements, and realistic scheduling will help us manage inventory, both in stock and on order.

Reach out to us at 402.475.4211 (option 5, then 1)

LES materials & estimated delay

LES, like many utilities, has experienced extended delays and longer lead times required on many types of equipment needed to serve our new and existing customers.

  • Electric meters / 2x standard delivery time.
  • Conductor / 12x standard delivery time.
  • Conduit / 2x standard delivery time.
  • Residential transformers / 20x standard delivery time.
  • Commercial transformers / 20x standard delivery time.
  • Poles / 2x standard delivery time.
Contractor materials

LES has heard from local contractors that many vendors are also in short supply of materials you may commonly order for projects. Here is a list of items we recommend you monitor with your suppliers, in case delivery times have become extended:

  • Conduit.
  • Meter sockets.
  • Metering cabinets.

Questions/Comments? Call us at 402.475.4211 (option 5, then 1)