lead time

Definition

The amount of time between the placing of an order and the receipt of the goods ordered.

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There was a lot of lead time between those occurrences and I just sat and waited for it to be finished.

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You need to accurately predict the lead time for your project so that everyone can be on the same schedule.

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When my company wanted to buy steel to produce our new product, we made sure to get the order in early to ensure there was plenty of lead time for the steel factory.

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