CIVIL

Cycle time

Cycle time is the time required to complete one cycle of an operation within an overall production process. Understanding cycle times is an important part of line balancing : if cycle time for every operation in the complete process can be reduced to equal takt time, products can be made in one-piece flow.

One-piece flow refers to a process in which products proceed, one item at a time, through the various production operations without interruptions or waiting time. Ideally the process should include the order-taking and dispatch stages as well as production.

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