Cycle Time

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Cycle Time

The cycle time is the interval time between the production of two units in the same process.Chrono

It is equal to the time / number of units produced


What is it used for :

  • To size resources
  • To know the processing capability of a process
  • To identify bottlenecks
  • To balance lines and to adjust the positions

Ideally, it is necessary that the cycle time of a process equals the Takt Time.

  • Cycle time> Takt Time -> Under capacity
  • Cycle time <Takt Time -> Over capacity