Cycle Time Series

Defines Cycle Time, which is how often an organization produces an item. Also defines Lead Time, which is how long it takes to fulfill an order. Explains that while those two terms are often confused, manufacturers and service providers should understand them both in order to understand their organizations’ performance from a timing perspective.



Explains how the term “Cycle Time” is widely misused in business and academia. Defines the term correctly and compares it to “Lead Time.” Introduces Little’s Law and how it illustrates the relationship between Work in Process, Cycle Time, and Lead Time. >>
Cycle Time

Introduces Operator Load Charts, which provide a quick visual of the balance and timing of a cell. Breaks Cycle Time down into its different types: Observed Cycle Time (Cycle Time), Manual Cycle Time, Machine Cycle Time, and Effective Machine Cycle Time. >>
Cycle Time