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What is Lead Time?

When a customer orders a product there can often be a delay before they actually receive it. For instance if a buyer goes onto Amazon and purchases a book they won’t receive it right away. It can take a few days to get to them and this is referred to as the lead time. In simple terms then it is the difference between the order of a product and its final delivery. This delay can be very short or it could take months if the product involves a complicated assembly.

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