Management by Paul Engle

ISE magazine's monthly column about management (October 2020)

Cycle time reduction

Cycle time is the total time from beginning to end of your process, as defined by you and your customer. This includes process time, during which a unit is acted upon to bring it closer to an output, and delay time, when a unit of work is spent waiting to take the next action. In a nutshell, cycle time is the total elapsed time to move a unit of work from the beginning to the end of a physical process.

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