The time between the initiation and completion of a production process: some monthly magazines have a lead time of six months or more [mass noun]: planning is an area where lead time can be reduced
More 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.
Definition of lead time in:
- The US English dictionary