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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead timenoun

    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"


  1. lead timenoun

    The amount of time between the initiation of some process and its completion, e.g. the time required to manufacture or procure a product; the time required before something can be provided or delivered.


  1. lead time

    Lead time is the period between the initiation and completion of a process, such as the time it takes from the placement of an order to its delivery. It can also refer to the time taken to manufacture a product, from the acquisition of raw materials to the final production stage. Lead time is an important aspect in supply chain and inventory management, as it helps in planning, scheduling, and forecasting.


  1. Lead time

    A lead time is the latency between the initiation and execution of a process. For example, the lead time between the placement of an order and delivery of a new car from a manufacturer may be anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. In industry, lead time reduction is an important part of lean manufacturing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lead time in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lead time in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lead time in a Sentence

  1. Connie Chan:

    I had 10 months of lead time to understand that business model, because I had that kind of special intel, information, I was able to bet on Lime really, really early on. Like when we made that bet, [ the founders ] hadn't even fully left their full-time jobs yet.

  2. Mandira Shrestha:

    There is also a serious need for regional cooperation in data sharing to increase lead time and accuracy of forecasts.

  3. Chairman Alexander Wurz:

    Obviously structural changes are required to the chassis but, with almost a one-year lead time, I don't see any technical person speaking against such substantial safety improvements, especially given the last big accidents in open-wheel racing involved head injuries.

  4. Mandira Shrestha:

    It must be ensured that early warning information is accessible, understandable, acceptable and actionable (to get a) timely response by communities and relevant government agencies, there is also a serious need for regional cooperation in data sharing to increase lead time and accuracy of forecasts.

  5. Hyatt Green:

    In some areas, it's not practical, but in a lot of areas, it is. If Hyatt Green have surveillance set up ahead of time and can crank it up at the beginning when Hyatt Green first hear about the possibility of an outbreak, Hyatt Green can use the platform as an early warning system. That would give us days or weeks lead time in coping with the pandemic or epidemic.

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