How long can it take?
I have had to deliver some displeasing news to a number of customers of late. Metal lead times have gone crazy: phos bronze-40 weeks; 321 stainless 22 weeks; a variety of copper alloys are running 10-20 weeks. We used to be able to get custom rolled strip in 6-8 weeks; but now the re-rollers can't get the feed stock. I have been begging and pleading with customers to get on the ball and get stuff ordered so we can--at least-- get in the queue for metal. And, don't think that a "rated" order is going to help you. The mills have all of the "rated" orders already. Yours is just another in a long line.