Definition of lead time in English:

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lead time

Pronunciation: /ˈlēd ˌtīm/


The time between the initiation and completion of a production process.
Example sentences
  • Those months in the production lead time must be absorbed each year, and without purchasing additional steel, there is no surge capability.
  • The lead time for these products will be measured in weeks.
  • ‘There is a shorter lead time in holidays these days’, he said.
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