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lead time

1. Manufacturing the time between the design of a product and its production
2. Commerce the time from the placing of an order to the delivery of the goods

lead time

[′lēd ‚tīm]
(industrial engineering)
The time allowed or required to initiate and develop a piece of equipment that must be ready for use at a given time.
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Among these are articulated assembly rigs, 'su-perkits' of purchased parts and through the implementation of lean initiatives, reducing assembly, manufacturing lead times and waste.
Since implementing the changes, manufacturing lead times for spare UV lamps have been reduced by as much as 30%, meaning customers now get even better quality lamps and better service levels.
9 million and cutting manufacturing lead times from over 90 days to under 14 days.
The CNC drilling machine will help reduce manufacturing lead times and reduce the cost of spinnerets.
Process steps are added, modified and refined as integrated design teams seek and implement new tools for compressing design and manufacturing lead times and cost.
According to Mark Saab, president of Vention's Advanced Polymers business unit, "With the global demand for shortened medical device product development & manufacturing lead times around the world, the ability to order and receive medical tubing and balloons in a timely manner was being hindered by time zone differences and manual order processing.
Quintiq s platform will assist the company in increasing delivery performance and will help reduce manufacturing lead times across its EMEA network.

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