Definition of lead time noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lead time

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈliːd taɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːd taɪm//
 
Manufacturing
 
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the time between starting and completing a production process Wordfindercapacity, industry, just-in-time, labour, lead time, output, raw material, shipping, supply chain, warehouse See related entries: Manufacturing
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