lead time meaning

Pronunciation:   "lead time" in a sentence
Noun: lead time  led tIm
  1. 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"

Derived forms: lead times

Type of: interval, time interval

Encyclopedia: Lead time

noun [U,C]

(Production )

the time between receiving an order and delivering the product or service to the customer:

The lead time for the motorcycle is two months.

For small orders she's brought the lead time down from ten days to three.


In terms of a supply chain, the total time needed for an order to be processed.


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