Lean Definition

Cycle Time

  1. In industrial engineering, the time between completion of two discrete units of production, For example, the cycle time of motors assembled at a rate of 120 per hour would be 30 seconds. Also if cycle time for every operation in a complete process can be reduced to equal takt time, products can be made in single – Piece flow.
  2. In materials management, it often refers to the length of time from when materials enter a production facility until it exits.
  3. In lean; manual + walking+ waiting time for one cycle of work sequence. Syn: Span time or throughput time.

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