There are many explanations for why lead times
are so long.
But for those cases when speed counts above all, he and Elliott note that you can compress lead times
through concurrent tooling construction and product design.
Over time, customers will shift their focus on these dimensions, as they will expect better quality, service, price and lead time
Second, the schedule can be used as a competitive weapon to transform those manufacturing cycle time reductions into customer delivery lead time
Assuming that PSA testing significantly improves life expectancy, Etzioni and colleagues estimate that for PSA testing to wholly explain the observed mortality decline, the average lead time
in the population would have to be quite short -- three years or less.
He also credits the success of this casting development to the use of rapid prototypes to reduce the lead time
to produce prototype castings.
All concede that their lead times
stretched out considerably--from a few days in the past to three or four weeks or more.
With the customization of each IC achieved through the design and processing of the interconnect layers only, we can deliver product with remarkably low NREs and very short lead times
Ownership knew that just-in-time lead times
of less than a week were important, but not worth lost profits.
New tooling materials, mold components, and design software that promise to trim lead times
were a key theme at the second Mold Expo, held in September in Detroit.
The one tool that has become indispensable to foundries working with their customers on optimized casting design with minimal lead times
is computer modeling.
Factors that could affect product availability and lead times
include risks from interruptions in our manufacturing processes and the processes of our foundries and other vendors, as well as fluctuations in customer demand and unpredictability of market demand.