Today Expedition is an integral part of the procurement process. In the past, Expedition has been considered a corrective function rather than a preventive function. However, as both the schedule and the pricing of project continue to become increasingly critical, expediting should be incorporating into the project planning at the onset to ensure the required timely delivery. Expediting is continuous process.

Commencing at the time of order placement of ensuring that final delivery of goods and documentation to the job site is achieved within the shortest possible timeframe. Depending on client requirement, expediting service may apply at different stages of a project such as fabrication and assembly, rectification work, material deficit, failure on test or inspection, shipping, packing and submission of documents.