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lead time

n.
1. The time between the initial stage of a project or policy and the appearance of results: a long lead time in oil production because of the need for new exploration and drilling.
2. The time available for preparation between an announcement or decision and the event it pertains to.

lead time

n
1. (Commerce) manufacturing the time between the design of a product and its production
2. (Commerce) commerce the time from the placing of an order to the delivery of the goods

lead′ time`

(lid)
n.
the period of time between the initial phase of a process and the emergence of results, as between the planning and completed manufacture of a product.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead time - the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process; "the lead times for many publications can vary tremendously"; "planning is an area where lead time can be reduced"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
Translations
läpimenoaika

lead time

[ˈliːdˌtaɪm] n (Comm) → tempo di consegna
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Power transmission equipment supplier Rexnord recently reported that it has established new, shorter standard lead times for products and accessories within the Falk V-Class gear drive portfolio, beginning at four weeks or less.
The demand for shorter lead times is ever increasing for ball screws for prototype evaluation machines, automobile-related devices, and maintenance components.
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They suggested that, in this communication, the demand uncertainty should be taken into account, alongside the uncertainty on the lead times, for deciding which quantities of components should be released and when.
In another report by Forbes, while the lead times may have been expected this is actually better than anticipated previously.
The medical device industry is notorious for incurring long lead times (generally, any industry that is highly regulated will fall victim to this).
With the patternmaking, prototyping and casting capability, we can compress lead times and sell speed," Laugle said.
On average, the administrative lead times for the items have decreased by 73.
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Some mold designers are finding that using the Web to manage a tool project can shorten lead times, cut costs, and make sure vital data get to all participants in a project.
There is a general belief that both of these results lead to decreased manufacturing lead times.