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cases, shorter lead times increase fexibility and agility, reduce the need for inventory bufers and lower obsolescence risk. Lead times are cumulative and bi-directional—that is, order handling, picking, packing, transportation, planning, procurement, inspection, handling, the suppliers’ lead time, and delivery to and between your warehouses all contribute to the lead time; and the time it takes to get signals down the supply chain to initiate each activity adds to the overall time it takes to get