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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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This study investigates how effective the different commonality measurements (DCI and TCI) are for predicting manufacturing performance using manufacturing lead time as its performance measure.
While Wacker and Treleven[17] call attention to this issue, no research study has investigated the effect of commonality sources on manufacturing lead time.
In addition, the company anticipates significantly reduced data entry time and the elimination of inventory shortfalls by utilizing the SYSPRO multi-level bills of material to plan manufacturing lead times.
A customer rarely can build them himself and needs to consider longer manufacturing lead times and higher prices.
With this initiative, Fujitsu will promote ICT, automation, and networking among customers in Japan's manufacturing industry to realize continuity of know-how, appropriate quality and shortened development and manufacturing lead times, through which it aims to create new value.
Quintiq s platform will assist the company in increasing delivery performance and will help reduce manufacturing lead times across its EMEA network.
Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: an economic downturn in the semiconductor and telecommunications markets; changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, the timing of customer orders and manufacturing lead times, insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory, the impact of competing products and their pricing, political risks in the countries in which we operate or sale and supply constraints.
SureTouch[TM] is positioned to address customers' demand for high parallelism testing, short manufacturing lead times and lower cost of ownership for NAND Flash Memory.
CRM users benefit from a faster, more precise product order process which lowers overall costs of sales and shortens manufacturing lead times.
Leading companies worldwide rely on Celsis to help reduce manufacturing lead times, resulting in a more efficient, responsive manufacturing process.
It also offers flexible manufacturing lead times and prompt delivery to customers.
Barry Buchholtz, Chief Executive Officer of Orange 21, noted, "The acquisition of LEM brings the majority of our sunglass and goggle manufacturing in-house and will help us to shorten manufacturing lead times, accelerate our product to market process and improve product gross margins.

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