Definition of lead time in English:

lead time

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːdtʌɪm


  • 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
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    • 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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