lead time

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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.
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.

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