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amount of time, usually expressed in weeks or months, in advance of an event
or milestone or project, or maintenance task.
The purpose of lead time is to allow for the necessary and sufficient preparations for the task at hand. Therefore, the amount of lead time is determined by a variety of factors, including:
Lead time is a time in advance and lag time a time in delay of one parameter with respect to another.
Listed below are some examples of lead times prior to events:
Influences on Lead Time
The following factor determine the length of the lead time:
Lead time may differ relative to a discrete maintenance task or whether that task has been bundled with other tasks.
Lead time is an important element in:
Fig. Roof drain cleaning and carpet cleaning have a short lead time for preparations.
Fig. Lead time in months to a capital project.
Fig. Lead period (shown by yellow lines) prior to a capital project.
Fig. Owners attending a General Meeting to approve a project is part of the lead time preparations.
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