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Lead time

Lead time is the period between a customer’s order and delivery of the final product. A small order of a pre-existing item may only have a few hours lead time, but a larger order of custom-made parts may have a lead time of weeks, months or even longer. Lead time may change according to seasons or holidays or overall demand for the product.